Matt Krig @ Northland Woodworks Inc. submitted this video of his Lean Improvement. For more information on The American Innovator, go to our website. For more information on FastCap, go to our website.
Sam Korb submitted this video of their morning meeting (in Israel). There are subtitles! For more information on 2, go to our 2 Second Lean website.
Paul Akers Participates in the Morning Meeting at MKS Israel
As part of implenting a culture of Lean and continuous improvement at FastCap
The entire workforce meets every day at the Morning Meeting
At MKS Israel, as part of implementing a Lean culture, they began to have a “standing meeting” each morning, based on the FastCap model
During their trip to Israel in June 2012, Paul and Leanne Akers participated in one of the Morning Meetings at MKS Israel
Today I’ll be leading the Morning Meeting
First, an update about last week. (Caption: Status updates)
Last week we managed to produce 92% of the plan.
Reasons that we didn’t reach 100% include… [fades out] (Caption: Problems that cropped up)
Does anyone have any questions or want to ask anything?
We’ll try asking questions:
“Why did you bring this product over here?”
“Why do we have to move it over there?”
This way we can always be focused on improving
Based on the look on people’s faces when others ask questions, our culture is not there yet.
Who had the idea about the barcode scanner holder?(Caption: Honoring improvements)
Who made the barcode improvement?
The idea was originally Vadim’s, but in this area Slava and I implemented it
[Vadim] I started implementing it in one room a year ago, it makes it very convenient,
[Vadim] but it’s no big deal
Notice what he just said: “Ah, that’s not a big deal.”
People don’t yet understand that even the smallest improvement is also worthwhile and should be talked about
What Nonna said is that it’s great that Vadim had the idea
Paul emphasized that not only is it good, that’s exactly what we need to do: the small improvements
As we discussed, if we do one small thing after another, after a year, there will be a huge improvement
If we only try to make big improvements, none of them will actually come to fruition:
There might not be a budget for it, not enough time for it, whatever
But if we focus on small improvements, ultimately we’ll make that huge leap.
And that’s what we need to do here.
So for example: the warehouse employees saw just now that the barcode scanner holders make sense
So they can go RiGHT NOW and implement it in the warehouse, too
And if it was your idea, you can go with them,
show them how to do one or two, make sure that they know how to do it themselves
then you can let them continue on their own
Thank you very much, thanks to the participants, thanks to our guests
We can get back to work now(Caption: …Let’s get to work!)
Have a good day!
Editing (and translation): Shmuel KorbMusic: Kevin Macleod