Sometimes you need a diaper for your gun!
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Paul Akers sits down with Verne Harnish at FORTUNE Leadership Summit 2015.
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.
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!!!
Paul Akers demonstrated how to clean the toilet at FastCap.
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.
Paul Akers demonstrates how FastCap uses QR Codes to help standardize their processes.