Archive for Lean Fastcap – Page 3

What lean is all about

Dear FastCap Team:

It is so important that we utilize common sense when making improvements if we don’t we will look like everyone else. If you want to know commonsense looks like it is very simple:

– Spend every dollar and every second of time you work as if you were paying the bills. Other People’s money has no value, but when it’s yours it changes everything!!!

– when I flew to Mercedes-Benz to speak to them they offered to fly me in business class. It would’ve been about $8,000. I said no, I will fly economy I wouldn’t spend my money that way so I’m not going to spend yours any different than I would spend mine. When you spend other peoples money like it’s yours, then and only then do you truly understand what lean is all about.


How do you Manage your Email?

Paul Akers discusses how he manages his email (up to 300 a day) using the lean technique of one piece flow.

Paul Akers’s 2015 Year End Message

Paul Akers discusses the nitty-gritty of lean at his house. A true confession for more 3S’ing (Sweep, Sort & Standardize) and quality.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Hand Dryer Lean Improvement

Paul Akers show us his improvement for the day…creating a ski ramp for the hand dryer so the water and air moves out from the wall.

Who says engineers can’t be fun?

Check out what we did with all the space saved with Tyler’s lean improvement with the nuts and bolts storage area at FastCap. Who says engineers can’t be fun?

Details on the original improvement by Tyler:

For more information on FastCap’s Kaizen Boxes, go to this link.

For more information on FastCap’s Erasable Kaizen Labels, go to this link.

For more information on FastCap’s The 11th Finger, go to this link.

Morning Meeting – Global Lean Leadership Summit 2015

Watch as Tyler runs the morning meeting during the Global Lean Leadership Summit 2015. You’ll laugh…and learn a few things, too!

Fix What Bugs You

Paul Akers demonstrates that nothing is too small when you are fixing what bugs you.

3 S’ing to the Rescue

Want to un-clogged your arteries? Paul Akers discussing the importance of 3 s’ing (Sweep, Sort & Standardize).

Organizing Router Bits

Paul Akers discusses how to organize your router bits using FastCap’s Kaizen Foam.

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

Wall Mounted Shadow Board for Tool Storage

Paul Akers demonstrates how easy it is to use FastCap’s Kaizen Foam (and FastWrap) to mount your tools on the wall.

For more information on FastCap’s Kaizen Foam, visit our website. For more information on FastCap’s FastWrap, visit our website.