Archive for Lean Organizations

How does Toyota do it?

As an entrepreneur, manufacturer, author, speaker, and consultant I love questions? When people ask questions I know what they’re thinking. And if I know what they’re thinking, I have the best opportunity to help them whether it be on the shop floor in my manufacturing plant or consulting with companies around the world. Questions should come fast and furious and with as many as possible because that’s when the real learning occurs. To read more of Paul Akers’ article in the Lean Construction Blog, press here.

Making Mistakes Almost Impossible

Check out this Lean video from the guys at Pitt Meadows Plumbing. We watched this in our morning meeting.

Toyota Tier Two Supplier Visit

Spent two days working on the shop floor at Toyota tier two supplier…such a quality facility!

At Asphalt Plant

At jobsite in Pavlador

How to order at Kurt Sushi

Paul Akers explains how to order food at Kurt Sushi, his favorite Lean sushi restaurant.

Need a Huddle Wall?

Huddlewall is a tool to enable “digital transformation” of the LEAN planning process on construction projects. Looks like they are on the right track!

Watch your head!

Joshua Wallace, of Vicbeam, sent us this video showing their 2 Second Lean video putting safety first.

Japan- Well Organized Work

Paul Akers examines how organized and Lean the construction job site in Japan.

Japan – Lean Laundry Mat

Paul Akers is impressed with just how lean the machines are at a laundromat in Japan.