Archive for Lean Fastcap – Page 5

2 Second Improvement (Russian and English)

Sometimes you need a diaper for your gun!

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Verne Harnish Interview

Paul Akers sits down with Verne Harnish at FORTUNE Leadership Summit 2015.

Lean Trash Can

Paul Akers finds out more from Dale, then Jon, then Phillip, and then Tino about the process used to help the trash get into the trash can every time at the FastCap facility in Ferndale, WA. We love our new facility and we want to keep it that way.

Lean Drilling

Paul Akers walks us through all the process improvement steps taken to eliminate waste in creating custom parts for a customer. Took the process down from 3 days to 8 hours!!!

Lean Toilet Cleaning

Paul Akers demonstrated how to clean the toilet at FastCap.

Rock or Hammer???

Paul Akers tries to encourage Matt to change the rock for a hammer.

Just make one very small change every day!!! We call the 2 Second Lean!

Do We Trust our People to make Lean Improvements?

Question: In practical application, what degree of control or oversight is in place governing the improvements employees may undertake on a daily basis, regardless of how large or small they may be? How to you prevent a runaway train? I understand that mistakes are ok and expected given that the greater good will prevail, just don’t quite grasp how you keep the rope tight on this issue.

Answer (from Paul Akers): We train of people like crazy. We have lean leads. We have expert lean implementers available for consultation.

Utilizing QR Codes for Standard Processes

Paul Akers demonstrates how FastCap uses QR Codes to help standardize their processes.

Lean Order Picking

Paul Akers demonstrates how FastCap uses a Mouse cart to quickly retrieve products to fulfill orders. For more information on the Mouse Cart, visit their website.

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Unbelievable SpeedTape Process Improvements!

Come to the shop floor and experience 2 Second Lean like you’ve never seen before. Lukas explains to Paul Akers how he shaved the process of making SpeedTape from 2 hours to 40 minutes!

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