Archive for 8 Wastes

A Q&A with Toyota’s Ryan McMullan

“‘I’ve noticed in my time at Toyota that the environmental lens is a way of focusing problem solving,’ says Ryan McMullan, environmental and safety manager for Toyota. Back in the 1950s, when Toyota put forward the idea of continuous improvement, eliminating various kinds of waste from production became an important step in the process. Now that step includes identifying wasted resources such as water, fuel, and materials. ‘The approach Toyota took allowed environmental and financial success to go hand in hand,’ McMullan says.” To read this whole post by Alyssa Danigelis in Environmental Leader, press here.

Is your iPhone protected?

Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, recorded a video showing how he used Lean thinking to better protect his iPhone.

Can you see waste?

We received this from a former FastCap employee, “An 11 box order that could fit in one box. Went from 44 lbs to 10 lbs! Miss you Paul & all my Fastcap family!!! Take care!! Cindy”

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The 8 wastes – Plumbing Style

Thomas Riner, of Fancy Hill Farms, was replacing the plumbing in his basement and noticed the 8 wastes…plumbing style!

The 8 Wastes: Accountability Style

Filipe Marques, of Torre, discusses the 8 Waste using accountability examples!

Sam’s Lean Rant

Sam provides feedback on how his life changed after Paul’s Lean intervention down under.