Month: December 2017
Susan Elkington take the reins at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Georgetown plant
For the first time, a woman will lead all operations at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky. Congratulation Susan Elkington! To read the article, press here.
“Susan, the Lean community wishes you the very best. You are an example of everything right about Lean leadership. We are looking forward to the excellence your leadership will provide and teach us all!” ~Paul
AME Boston 2017 | Speaking Event
Paul Akers’ keynote address at the AME Boston 2017 event.
Looking for a last minute present?
Paul’s books are the gifts that will change someone’s life! For more information, press here.
Permeable Concrete | Lean Detention
Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, shared this video showing the Lean way to get water off your concrete!
Meet Thomas Emmett
My name is Thomas Emmett. I have worked at Fastcap since February of 2016. I started first in our production department and for the last 1.5 years as customer service and as our online order processor.
I enjoy every day working at FastCap. My favorite things about working here include our many shop dogs (like Yoshi the office dog), getting to spend time with my coworkers who are generous, funny, and dedicated to what they do, as well as getting to use and enjoy our beautiful facility in Ferndale, WA. I like working in our woodshop and helping out on the production floor if I am not in the office creating orders and answering customer phone calls and emails. Our focus at Fastcap on lean principles and leadership has also changed my life for the better and has lead to me enjoying my job immensely because we have eliminated so much waste and struggle from work which leaves me free to focus on the fun and challenge of keeping our customers happy.
I am originally from Bellingham, WA and love living in the PNW. I have spent time in Pullman, WA getting a bachelor’s degree in Economics at Washington State University and 2 years after that working for a custom furniture shop in Oakland, California before moving back to Bellingham and starting work at FastCap. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, enjoying the parks and outdoor activities in Bellingham, WA and spending time with my family. I think FastCap rocks!
Announcing 2018 Japan Study Mission Dates
Want to go to Japan and have a life changing experience? Paul Akers discusses the Japan Study Missions that will take place in 2018, along with one bonus trip to Korea. Don’t delay! Team #19 and Team #20 are already full!
For more information on the study mission, go to this link.
Losing weight with Lean Health
Brian Roesch, of Quinter High School, lost 47lbs after reading Lean Health!
My 2018 theme is “Expose”…expose my entire company to operational excellence around the world!