Golden State lumber Speaking Event

Paul Akers will be speaking at Golden State Lumber Executive Team in Concord, CA on January 16, 2019.

For more information on Golden State Lumber, visit their website. http://www.goldenstatelumber.com/

Australia AME Conference 2019

Paul Akers send out an invitation to the AME Conference (Leading Through Excellence and Innovation) in Melbourne, Australia on May 7-9, 2019.

For more information on the AME Conference, visit their website.

2 Second Lean – Polish Version

Good news! The Polish version of 2 Second Lean is now available in audio formats. So go to the book page and check it out!

What do you do when people won’t follow the process?

Lean SpeedBrace Packaging

Christian improved the packaging when shipping different size FastCap’s SpeedBrace, making it easy for FastCap and our customers!

For more information on FastCap’s SpeedBrace, visit our website.

Little Lipper Improvement

Lukas makes some changes to the Little Lipper build area to make it easier to add the new hand guard.

For more information on FastCap’s Little Lipper, visit our website.

How many walls do you see?

Check out Brad Cairns article on Woodworking Network. Here is an excerpt regarding the Japan Study Mission.

“Then came the magical moment: Paul said, “Hold on,” to the person he’s talking to, looks at me and says, “You wanna go?” I couldn’t have said, “Yes” any faster or more emphatically. He returned to his conversation and said, “I don’t know how, but we have to get one more on the trip
This was unquestionably what is referred to in the sports world as the The Sports Network turning point of my life.

I went on the Japan study-mission. It was mind-blowing. The Japanese operate at a level that we can barely comprehend, yet the principles are unbelievably simple.

While we did see some amazing factories in operation, I would say equally as important was being trapped on a bus with 25 other lean maniacs. It’s analogous to being a golfer and running into a fellow golfer at a party. Instantly you have this bond and before long it seems like you have been friends for years. Well, the experience was like that, except on steroids.”

Lean Production Vacuum

First Jayme, then Lyle & Jen, then Jen, then Lukas improve FastCap’s production vacuum. What a great team effort!

FastCap products used:
PowerMags
Holey FastWrap
Kaizen Foam
Fastedge
Fastcap Cover Caps

If FastCap Played Chess?

Ronan shares his Chess analogy of 2 Second Lean with Paul, who, in turn, shares it here.

Dax

The sky is the limit for Dax!

For more information on FastCap’s Kaizen Foam, visit our website.