Archive for Lean Fastcap – Page 20

Lean Product Developement

Paul Akers discusses how we do product development at FastCap. Keys are passion and curiosity!!!

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2015 Global Lean Leadership Summit Hike

Paul Akers gives a taste of what we will see when we hike in the Cascades during the 2015 Global Lean Leadership Summit.

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

For more information on DJI’s Phantom 3, visit their website.

Lean Nuts and Bolts

Paul Akers shows us an all time favorite 2 Second Lean improvement made by Tyler. He organized the already organized nuts and bolts.

Making a Lean Video “Paul is a Pig”

Paul Akers demonstrates how to make a lean video (called “Paul is a Pig”) using his iPhone 6 Plus and iMovie.

How to Start Lean?

Question: We have taken on the 2SL journey tailored around FastCap version. I am one of our companies green belts and was hoping for some insight on how to come across to my peers on how to start 2SL journey in their own branches.

Paul’s Response: This is actually one of the easiest questions to answer. It is called “first pants then shoes sequence”. When we get dressed every morning we first put on our pants and then we put on our shoes. If we do it out of order, we will fail and we will be miserable and struggle.

You start lean by first “you getting really good at continuous improvement”. You will then become a magnet and everyone will be attracted to you and what you were trying to teaching. Lean will be much easy to explain and implement and you will have many people that will quickly want to join your team. The world loves excellence…think Michael Jordan!

On the other hand if you tell them they need to do it and you haven’t done it, you might as will put on your shoes on first and then put your pants on.

Credit for the analogy of pants then shoes goes to Matt Stodola from Excel Pacific builders. Matt is a highly accomplished builder and runs some of the best jobs I’ve ever seen. Matt also did a 30 second video with me last night, explaining that some people would rather not change they would prefer to keep hammering with a rock!

What are the benefits of a standup desk?

Paul Akers explains why FastCap has chosen to use stand up desks at their facility. It is all part of the lean culture!

PLEASE NOTE: we do not force our staff to stand…they can request a chair that works well with their stand up desk.

To order an inexpensive stand up desk kit, go to this link.

2 Second Improvement (Russian and English)

Sometimes you need a diaper for your gun!

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Verne Harnish Interview

Paul Akers sits down with Verne Harnish at FORTUNE Leadership Summit 2015.

Lean Trash Can

Paul Akers finds out more from Dale, then Jon, then Phillip, and then Tino about the process used to help the trash get into the trash can every time at the FastCap facility in Ferndale, WA. We love our new facility and we want to keep it that way.

Lean Drilling

Paul Akers walks us through all the process improvement steps taken to eliminate waste in creating custom parts for a customer. Took the process down from 3 days to 8 hours!!!