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.

The Holy Triad

Paul Akers discusses The Holy Triad: Health; Relationships; Career. For more information on Lean Life, go to this link.

Shortcuts App

Paul Akers discusses how he uses the Shortcut App with his Wunderlist App to save time.

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Lean Cubby Light Build Box

Lyle reorganized the Cubby Light build box bringing order to chaos. Now that’s Lean.

Are you fixing what bugs you?

Thomas Gafgen, of Thomas P. Gafgen Cabinetmakers in Cream Ridge, New Jersey sent us this video showing genius way to store Tupperware lids! For more information on Thomas P. Gafgen Cabinetmakers, visit their website.