Viking Academy


Just letting you know that I appreciate the email updates and links to the American Innovator. Also, I have no problem helping out people in our region that may reach out to you looking for some words of encouragement or knowledge / experience sharing.

Things are going well here. We just graduated our 3rd class of Viking Academy. These folks received some more targeted training in 2 second lean and cultural change to augment what is shared at our drumbeats. It’s a rewarding process. Lots of hard work, but rewarding. The group that recently graduated includes operators, material handlers, mold setup, customer service, program management, and our operations manager. It was a diverse group and allowed us to break down barriers between departments and through levels within the organization.

Have a great weekend. Travel safely.
Viking Plastics

The American Innovator – Lake Manyara

Paul Akers, of The American Innovator broadcast, Paul Akers, of The American Innovator broadcast, continues his journey in Africa to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.

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Why We Clean in the Morning

Paul Akers talks with the FastCap staff about why they clean each morning. Reasons: work efficiently, better for customer, make the rest of the day easier, eliminates mistakes, addresses abnormalities, shows respect, to make improvements, messy breed messy, eliminate distractions, and so we can EAT PEANUT BUTTER. For more information on lean, visit 2 Second Lean.