Paul Akers takes us along as he visits a Toto manufacturing plant, a stop on the Japan Study Mission. For more information on the Japan Study Mission, go to this page.

Run the Experiment

Paul Akers discusses the Lean concept called “run the experiment”. Here is what he learned through experimenting with an arch support.

Japanese Onsen

Paul Akers spends time at a Japanese Onsen and explains the process for the Japan Study Mission Team. It not too early to sign up for the Japan Study Mission in November. In fact, Team 30 (Nov 4-9) only has 4 spots left and Team 31 (Nov11-16) only has 10 spots left. Press here for more information.

Know Yourself

Paul Akers discusses the key to a Lean Life…know yourself! For more information on Paul’s book, Lean Life, go to this page.


How do you express gratitude?

Lean Product Parts Cart

Dalton and Truman fixed what bugged them by creating a production parts cart made out of FastCap’s FastPipe.

Are you keeping the rope tight?

Paul makes improvements to the Cruzin Cap staging area. Something we call “keeping the rope tight”.

Lean Mondo Grout Gun Labels

Lyle and Yelena work together to save motion at the Mondo Grout Gun build station.

Zero Ambiguity

Paul Akers discusses the importance of zero ambiguity. The little things matter!

Leaving Kazakhstan

Putting airport time to good use!