Welcome FP McCann Ltd.

Paul Akers welcomes FP McCann Ltd. on their Lean journey. For more information on FP McCann Ltd., visit their website.

Mark’s (FP McCann) response to Paul:

Lean 3rd Hand Contractor Pack Build

Lukas explains how he used the Lean principle of wasted motion to Lean out the 3rd Hand Contractor Pack build area.

The Art of Screwing Up

Are you failing often and failing fast?

Lean GluBot Gaskets

Lyle and Lukas work together to improve the GluBot Gasket parts area.

Lean champion drills down for Lean Construction crowd

Love when the 2 Second Lean message gets spread…particularly to the construction industry. Way to go, Ray Lota of U.S. healthcare giant Kaiser Permanent!

“…First, he said, read 2 Second Lean by Paul Akers. Recognize that small wins can mean big improvements — attempt to cut mere seconds off a process. Reduce variation, fix what bugs you and end meetings with a “plus and delta exercise” — that’s 10 or so minutes identifying what the team can do to improve or bring more value to their work. Also challenge and empower teams to identify and eliminate waste…”

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Ise Shrine

Paul Akers visits the Ise Shrine and shares the experience with us.

Crazy Lean Thrift Store!

Paul Akers visits a thrift store in Japan to find out just how Lean they are. Do you have a deep sense of regret to waste anything?

Total Participation

Want to see what total participation looks like in a company starting Lean? Well, watch is video shared with my be Paul at Kukoon Rugs.

Poka-Yoke

Paul Akers find the perfect example to explain poka-yoke: any mechanism in any process that helps an equipment operator avoid (yokeru) mistakes (poka). Its purpose is to eliminate product defects by preventing, correcting, or drawing attention to human errors as they occur. If you like this video, give it a thumbs up & subscribe to our channel.

Lean Bathroom Bucket

Christian changed out the flip up handle on the bathroom bucket for FastCap’s Quick Grip handle.