Archive for General

Lean Pallet Building

A FastCap Team member discusses how to use Lean to build a pallet much faster.

Bam! Fix what bugs you!

Michael Shadow, of Sun Directed Solar Energy Systems, sent us this video of how he fixed getting the trucked aligned every time!

Just how handy is the MagBand?

Paul Akers uses FastCaps MagBand to keep the dry erase pens handy so FastCap can keep track of their accidents/mistakes. This is not a shaming tool, this is a teaching tool so we all can learn from mistakes and we all can improve!

For more information on FastCap’s MagBand, visit our website.

For more information on FastCap’s SpeedTape, visit our website.

Want to learn how to adopt a Lean mindset?

Arianna Rehak interviewed Paul for Association Success Podcast. They discussed what it means to be a lean thinker, how to adopt this mindset to become more efficient, & bringing these ideas to your organization and fostering a lean culture.

And check out her article on Lean.

Largest Free Standing Bronze Buddha in the World

Paul Akers visits Ushiku Daibutsu Amida Buddha in Japan. It is the world’s tallest freestanding bronze statue. Completed in 1995, it stands a total of 120m above the ground, including the 10m high base and 10m high lotus platform. The Ushiku Daibutsu is also known as the Ushiku Arcadia (Amida’s Radiance and Compassion Actually Developing and Illuminating Area).

Want to see a Lean Grocery Store?

Paul Akers discusses all the features that make this grocery store a lean grocery store.

Drones at Work

Press here for an interesting article by Michelle Rose about Drones at work. Or skip to the last page for the section on Paul Akers and his drone!


Paul Akers in in Shanghai and takes us along as he and the FastCap team rides the Maglev train.

Chris Anderson Ted Talk

“Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter.” Press here to watch the video.

Lets hear it for the Scrappers!

“Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance….” Press here to watch Regina Hartley’s TEDx Talk.