Archive for Lean Fastcap

Why does FastCap have a morning meeting?

Paul Akers answers Pitt Meadows Plumbing question about why have a morning meeting.

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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Lean Inspiration

The folks at Stokes & Rowe Ltd, posted this: “We believe a big part of Lean culture is the exchange of ideas- our latest blog post is on our inspiration, FastCap.” Press here to read their entire post.

FastCap’s Label System

Paul responds to questions from his Home Shop video (https://youtu.be/TG6QMFexLwg) providing more information about FastCap Labels.

For more information on these products, go to these links:
Erasable Kaizen Labels
Fastcaps (various sized labels)

Take a tour of FastCap

Paul Akers provides the requirements for a tour of FastCap and also provides an updated tour of FastCap. Check out all our lean improvements!

Paul’s Year End Message

Paul Akers reviews 2016 and realizes that failure is the platform for innovation.

Curiosity … where it all starts

Paul Akers gives an example of how curiosity can go a long way to solve problems!

Long Term ROI

Paul Akers discusses long term ROI for FastCap. Depends on how it support up creating a high quality, just in time product for our customers.

The Folly of MBWA

Paul Akers, the president of FastCap, commits to regularly visiting the front lines of his company as part of his leader standard work. But don’t confuse this commitment for “management by walking around” (MBWA). Akers does it as much (or more) for his own edification than for the training of his employees. Press here to read more of the article by Dan Markovitz of Markovitz Consulting.