We read this article in our morning meeting. Paul and Leanne were at this hotel where the eight Americans were killed. This is a powerful story of bravery and heroism. Reggie, their guide from Belgium provided this article as additional background to the story he told them.
John Montanari, of The Kartel, sent us this video show Grant’s creativity building a stand-up desk out of repurposed pallets and items found around the office.
Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, sent us this video showing how standardization works for aesthetics, too!
Paul Akers, the president of FastCap, commits to regularly visiting the front lines of his company as part of his leader standard work. But don’t confuse this commitment for “management by walking around” (MBWA). Akers does it as much (or more) for his own edification than for the training of his employees. Press here to read more of the article by Dan Markovitz of Markovitz Consulting.
Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, sent us this video showing how they transitioned to a lockbox to save a ton of time. Now that’s Lean thinking!
Check out Len’s book club! He is having tremendous impact on his organization.
“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.” Press here to read the entire Lean Construction blog post.
We read this article in our Morning Meeting…
“A lack of automation also forces line workers to learn other TPS fundamentals, such as “poka-yoke,” devices or steps in the manufacturing process to prevent errors and defects, and “kaizen,” or continuous improvement.” Press here to read the entire article.
What is 3S…and what is is not?