Brad Cairns, senior principal at The Center for Lean Learning, shared this blog post from Woodworking Network. You can reach Brad at 519-494-2883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.:
“At the Global Lean Leadership Summit in 2016, Paul Akers, author of “2 Second Lean,” pulled me aside and said, “Brad, you need to meet this guy from Germany.” Paul introduced me to Michael Althoff from Yellotools, a company that makes tools for sign makers and auto wrapping. It was very busy, but as we shook hands, Paul said, “You guys are gonna get along.”
We went our separate ways only moments later, and the event ended before I could catch up with Michael. I wanted to learn more about him and his company, but there was a pretty big catch, they were in Germany, and I was in Canada. Obviously not feasible to go there just to see someone you only met for three minutes. So, what did I do? Yup, I went to Germany!…” To read the entire post, press here.
Paul Akers tells the story of the Kaizen Hat and how it came to be! It is to honor the Japanese people for everything he has learned from them.
3S = Sweep, Sort, & Standardize
Paul Akers found some mini fueling trucks in Japan. Now that is Lean!
Paul Akers explains how the Japanese create a roof or bridge over their driveways with a tree.
At Kyushu Steel
Looking for the Lean PD app in Google Play? 3rd Digital is a software house founded by another Lean maniac, Tom Hughes. They recently did an awesome job rebuilding the Android version of the Lean PD app!