Japan Cloud Lift on Shiretoko Pass

Paul Akers discusses the cloud lift on Shiretoko Pass in Hokkaido, Japan in his book, Banish Sloppiness, which will be available soon. For more information on Paul’s books, go to this link.

Hugh Visits Seating Matters

Do you dance at your morning meetings?

Thanksgiving Improvement | Firewood Magic

Paul Akers continues to apply Lean to the Firewood storage at his house.

Toyota Taxi

Paul Akers walks through taking the new Toyota Taxi in Japan! Double to fuel mileage of the old Toyota Taxi.

Lean Parking Garage

Paul Akers discusses the Lean vertical parking garages in Japan.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the folks at FastCap!

No Slogans or Awards

Paul Akers discusses why there are no slogans and awards at FastCap.

Lean: What’s in it for me?

Brad Cairns, senior principal at The Center for Lean Learning, shared this blog post from Woodworking Network. You can reach Brad at 519-494-2883 or brad@quantumlean.ca.:

“At the Global Lean Leadership Summit in 2016, Paul Akers, author of “2 Second Lean,” pulled me aside and said, “Brad, you need to meet this guy from Germany.” Paul introduced me to Michael Althoff from Yellotools, a company that makes tools for sign makers and auto wrapping. It was very busy, but as we shook hands, Paul said, “You guys are gonna get along.”

We went our separate ways only moments later, and the event ended before I could catch up with Michael. I wanted to learn more about him and his company, but there was a pretty big catch, they were in Germany, and I was in Canada. Obviously not feasible to go there just to see someone you only met for three minutes. So, what did I do? Yup, I went to Germany!…” To read the entire post, press here.

Can laundry be fun?

Want to know the Kaizen Hat story?

Paul Akers tells the story of the Kaizen Hat and how it came to be! It is to honor the Japanese people for everything he has learned from them.