We watched this video during our morning meeting. What do you think is the purpose in business?
Month: June 2014
Lean Extension Cord Cabinet
Fernando Gonzalez sent us this video showing a very cool extension cord cabinet he made. This is a fantastic improvement!!!
Liker Leadership Institute Webinars
Have you read The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker? The Liker Leadership Institute asked me to do a webinar on June 5th and now they have asked me to do a monthly webinar. Wow! ~Paul Akers
Event: Liker Leadership Institute: Paul Akers Live “Lean in the Real World
Date: First Monday of each month @ 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Paul will speak on a lean topic for 20 minutes, then there will be 10-15 minutes for questions.
Visit 2 Second Lean (https://paulakers.net)
Chris Wolf, of Walters & Wolf, sent us this video showing how they saved both time and space when they leaned out the process of loading the door carts onto a truck. It is now a one person job.
Baja 1000 Fan
One of our youngest French fans gets pretty excited watching the video of Paul riding the Baja 1000.
Father’s Day Flight
Paul Akers does a quick test flight to wow the crowd on Father’s Day with his new DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. For more information on the Phantom 2 Vision+ visit their website.
The American Innovator – Bombardier Aerospace Tour
Paul Akers, of The American Innovator, takes us along on his lean tour of Bombardier Aerospace in Montréal Canada. They even let him try his hand in the flight simulator!
For more information on Bombardier Aerospace, visit their website.
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Office Supply Closet Organization
Scott sent us this video showing how they 3 s’ed (sweep, sort, standardize) their office supply closet. Each step makes a difference.
Take a Lean Tour of FastCap
Are you interested in Lean Manufacturing? Well take a trip to the shop floor and see a lean factory tour at FastCap in Ferndale, Washington. Paul Akers is the founder and president of FastCap, based in Bellingham, WA. FastCap is an international product development company founded in 1997 with over 2000 distributors worldwide. A prolific inventor, Paul holds US and international patents. FastCap, launches approximately 20 new innovative products per year and has won business of the year multiple times. Paul and his wife, Leanne, have built FastCap from their garage into a multi-million dollar company. At its core, FastCap is a Lean company, determined to continuously improve everything, everyday. Our products reflect the idea that things can be improved and the best ideas come from the shop floor.
2×4 Acoustic Telecaster Guitar
Steve Carmichael, of The Carmichael Workshop, entered the 2014 Summers Woodworking 2×4 Competition and made a acoustic telecaster guitar out of one 8 foot 2×4. Quite impressive and extremely lean. And, of course, he won!!!