Is Lean Really Simple?

Paul states that yes, Lean really is simple.

Do you delegate Lean?

Why this nun loves Japan!

When visiting a school in Japan, Paul asked the head nun about what she likes about Japan. There are additional tours of Japan coming up in April. For more information about the Japan Study Mission, go to this link.

Lean Fastcap Assembly

Lukas and Brady worked together to make the Fastcap Cover Cap assembly area Lean and mean!

County Battery Services

Want to see amazing, high-level thinking and leadership? Check out the folks at County Battery Services.

Psychology – Managing Human Systems

This brief post on The Deming Institute is one of the most important articles you will ever read if you want to understand how to do it right and make sure you don’t do it wrong. Read this once a week for the rest of your life…money is not the right motivator!

Lean starts in a public bathroom

Paul Akers discusses leaving public bathroom better then when he finds them. Show me what you do in the bathroom!

Wits Not Wallet

Paul Akers discusses how Lean is about making work easier, but it doesn’t have to be expensive!

In-depth Insight on the Industry Books That Make a Difference

Want to deepen your grasp of continuous improvement? Check out this link by Go Lean Six Sigma.


Omotenashi means a spirit of hospitality and it is one of Paul’s favorite things about Japan.