Paul Akers welcomes Homeway Homes to Lean!!! We expect to see great before/after videos soon!
Often when I read books, I’m not quite sure what the author’s main point is, so I find myself racking my brain to figure out what he or she is trying to communicate. This can be frustrating and time-consuming, so when I write, I want my meaning to be as clear as possible.
To make it easier for my readers, I try to include a section that explicitly summarizes it into just one simple concept. For example, in my first book, 2 Second Lean, the goal was to teach the reader to “learn to see waste.” In my second book, Lean Health, I said I wanted you to “treat your body like you would treat a Ferrari.” With Lean Travel, I want to show you how to “travel light and with a grateful heart.”
George Trachilis, of Lean Leadership Institute Submitted 2 Second Lean for The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. And it won! “2 Second Lean has joined a distinguished group of recipients that have demonstrated a commitment to promoting Operational Excellence through published works, and we are proud to add this publication to that elite group.”
“By design, the Shingo Awards represent the highest standard of excellence in the world. Not only do your efforts distinguish you as a member of an elite group doing world-class work, you are also changing the world and we are honored to have you with us on the journey.”
We loved their initial feedback!
Joe Hinkens, of Mainline Autobody, sent us this video showing another Marcus improvement…shaving off time to deliver parts.
If you are old enough, you will remember the slogan, “When E. F. Hutton talks, everyone listens.” Well when Norman Bodek talks, I listen and encourage you to, also. Below are a compilation of articles Norman wrote for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. I have permission to post the drafts, but I encourage you to check out their website for additional Lean content.
Filipe Marques, of Torre, artfully demonstrates the Lean concept of Go & Watch. And boy did he learn a lot!
What have you fixed that bugs you today? Ryan, shows us how!
Jonathan Schwartz, math & engineering teacher at Colfax High School, sent us this video showing the projects used to teach math. If only he was my math teacher!!!