Archive for Lean – Page 5

Time to wash the car?

Paul Akers and George clean their Porsches using Lean concepts.

Lean Tool Box

Steve Clark sent us this video saying, “I am sending you another video that I just made. I am pumped about my Lean journey… all thanks to you. This tool box improvement has been a game changer for me. Bring on the continuous improvements so that I keep fixing what bugs me! Thanks again for all your encouraging videos you do.”

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

Lean & Holy Land Tour

Some of the best lean practices I have seen was when I spoke in Israel. Zohar and Ran My good friends from Israel are both crazy about lean and they would like to show you beautiful lean practices and one of the most beautiful countries in the world….are you in? ~Paul

Lean Journey: Let’s Do it in the Bathroom

“When I first introduced Lean to the Benchmark team I was a little uncomfortable with a comment from Paul Akers, author of 2 Second Lean, stating that “it all starts in the bathroom.” He maintains that there is no better place to start to build and maintain a culture of continuous improvement than in the bathroom. Everyone uses it, so it’s a perfect place to apply the 3 S’s: sweep, sort and standardize.”

To read the entire blog post by Denise Keller, of Benchmark, go to this link.

Workplace Lean [español]

Ted Cobb, of Spacia Group, sent us these videos showing how they applied Lean principles to improve their work area.

Lean Joiner Controls

Lean Joiner Area

Lean Productivity Boards

Why does FastCap have a morning meeting?

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

How Arizona Fixed Its Broken Child Welfare System in 2 Years

“‘The journey over the last two years has been nothing short of extraordinary,’ says Shalom Jacobs, deputy director of Arizona’s relatively new Department of Child Safety.

What’s changed most, says Jacobs, is a new management system under Gov. Doug Ducey, a former businessman, that borrows from “lean” practices in the business world to speed up the way they do things. In the past, the agency relied on ad hoc groups that would study an issue for a few months and recommend solutions. Jacobs, who started with the agency as a case specialist in 1999, says that previous leadership never focused on the processes and systems that kept breaking down. Now it’s the staff themselves who diagnose problems, propose solutions and then try out their ideas.”

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Can a Library be Lean?

Frisco Public Library sent us this video showing their Lean journey. Loved that they used books! Frisco Public Library is a member of the Lean Hub…a place to connect with other Lean organizations in your area. Check it out!

What’s In a World Cup Mechanic’s Toolbox?

“It’s not easy being a World Cup bike mechanic. In addition to the pressure that comes with being in charge of maintaining the bikes of some of the fastest (and most particular) riders in the world, you also need fly around the globe with a toolbox that can handle any situation, whether that’s a quick brake bleed or completely rebuilding a bike after a muddy run…” ~John Hall, Aaron Gwin’s mechanic

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