Archive for Lean Organizations – Page 10

Miracle in Kazakhstan: Creating a Lean Culture in 18 Months

The Lean Construction Blog interviewed Paul about his latest endeavor. Below is an excerpt.

“It is hard to believe that I am on my fifth book “Miracle in Kazakhstan.” In January 2015, I accepted an invitation to come to Kazakhstan’s largest construction company – BI Group – to speak about “2 Second Lean”. My job was simple; build a lean culture in a company through interpreters, in a language that is as foreign to me as painting a Van Gough would be. However, this was a little daunting since I honestly didn’t even know where Kazakhstan was! When I arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital city, I was surprised how modern and forward thinking it was. More surprisingly was meeting such an engaged and curious company that was humble enough to make it happen. This blog post, the first in a series, will set the context for future blogs detailing BI Group’s lean journey and how it is being sustained within the company and their supply chain. Each blog will leave you hanging a little bit and hopefully wanting more!” Press here to read more…

Lean Wiring

Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, sent us another video showing how they cleaned up their wiring closet. These guy are killing it!

Thank You Ritsuo Shingo

Paul Akers send a heartfelt thank you Ritsuo Shingo for his tour of the Puerto Rico US. “Thank you for sharing your incredible insight and wisdom over the 6 weeks.” For more information on the Shingo Institute, visit their website.

In Russian

Eliminate Chair – Eliminate Waste

Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, sent us this video showing his lean thinking behind getting rid of his office chair. He’s a Lean rock star!

World Wide Technology Lean

Len Ratajczyk or World Wide Technology sent us this video showing there various 2 Second Lean improvements. The first one is sure to crack you up!

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Tour

Marc Braun, of Cambridge Engineering, sent us this video sharing about St. Louis Children’s Hospital tour of Cambridge Engineering. They loved 2 Second Lean.

Lean Dumpsters

Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, sent us this video showing the Lean way to clean up the trash!

Welcome BI Group to Japan

Paul Akers sends a welcome video to the BI Group prior to their trip to Japan. For more information on the BI Group, visit their website.

In Russian

ER2 Says Thanks

Emily Gonzales (Boser) of Electronic Responsible Recyclers (ER2) sent us this video saying thanks for the FastCap Tour. Cool!

Lean Shopping Center Lights

Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, sent us this video showing how simple numbering can make all the different. Now that’s lean!