Archive for Lean – Page 10

Little Lipper Improvement

Lukas makes some changes to the Little Lipper build area to make it easier to add the new hand guard.

For more information on FastCap’s Little Lipper, visit our website.

How many walls do you see?

Check out Brad Cairns article on Woodworking Network. Here is an excerpt regarding the Japan Study Mission.

“Then came the magical moment: Paul said, “Hold on,” to the person he’s talking to, looks at me and says, “You wanna go?” I couldn’t have said, “Yes” any faster or more emphatically. He returned to his conversation and said, “I don’t know how, but we have to get one more on the trip
This was unquestionably what is referred to in the sports world as the The Sports Network turning point of my life.

I went on the Japan study-mission. It was mind-blowing. The Japanese operate at a level that we can barely comprehend, yet the principles are unbelievably simple.

While we did see some amazing factories in operation, I would say equally as important was being trapped on a bus with 25 other lean maniacs. It’s analogous to being a golfer and running into a fellow golfer at a party. Instantly you have this bond and before long it seems like you have been friends for years. Well, the experience was like that, except on steroids.”

Lean Production Vacuum

First Jayme, then Lyle & Jen, then Jen, then Lukas improve FastCap’s production vacuum. What a great team effort!

FastCap products used:
PowerMags
Holey FastWrap
Kaizen Foam
Fastedge
Fastcap Cover Caps

If FastCap Played Chess?

Ronan shares his Chess analogy of 2 Second Lean with Paul, who, in turn, shares it here.

Dax

The sky is the limit for Dax!

For more information on FastCap’s Kaizen Foam, visit our website.

Lean Wipes

Peter shows how he improved the improvement to clean off the injection molding machine screen.

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

Lean Build Station

Lukas fixed what bugs him today by fixing the gap in the back of the build stations, which led to even more fixes. He used or discussed the following FastCap products:
Euro Door Stop
Deflector Fastening System
Powerhead Screw/Kit
Speed Dollie
SpeedClip
Remote Control Vacuum (RCV)
ProCarpenter Tape Measure
Fastcap Cover Caps
iGooseneck
Kiss Drill Bit System

Box Backer

Tyler creates a backer for the storage boxes so that they can easily be faced off. Stop the struggle!

Are you improving your improvements?

Lukas discusses how he uses FastCap ProHold to improve his improvement for keeping the spray adhesive in its proper place.

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