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Lean Swimming

Just a few changes can make a big difference. Put your customers first!

Take a Lean Tour of FastCap

Are you interested in Lean Manufacturing? Well take a trip to the shop floor and see a lean factory tour at FastCap in Ferndale, Washington. Paul Akers is the founder and president of FastCap, based in Bellingham, WA. FastCap is an international product development company founded in 1997 with over 2000 distributors worldwide. A prolific inventor, Paul holds US and international patents. FastCap, launches approximately 20 new innovative products per year and has won business of the year multiple times. Paul and his wife, Leanne, have built FastCap from their garage into a multi-million dollar company. At its core, FastCap is a Lean company, determined to continuously improve everything, everyday. Our products reflect the idea that things can be improved and the best ideas come from the shop floor.

Lean Morning Improvement Walk

In the spirit of Kaizen (continuous improvement) we take a morning walk around the facility to see how, and what can be improved everyday!

Lean: The Morning Meeting

The driving force behind the FastCap lean culture!

Typical Daily Lean Improvements

Andrey and Paul walk us through a simple yet effective lean improvement using our own FastEdge!

Lean Executive Office

How to change the way you think about a conventional office. Lean thinking is a powerful way of thinking, that eliminates waste at every turn and where you would least expect. Paul Akers takes you on his lean journey to creating a lean work place and a super lean office.

Lean Bathroom

Paul Akers discusses how they leaned out their bathroom at FastCap.

Lean at Home 1

How Paul Akers practice lean manufacturing at home. People always ask him “do you do lean at home?” Yes yes yes, he is always improving everything and the quality of his life is forever improving. This is a quick video of Paul answering that question.

Lean kitchen

Paul Akers talks about how they leaned our their kitchen at FastCap.

2 Second Lean

Paul Akers talks about fixing what bugs you with a 2 Second Lean Improvement!