Lean: What’s in it for me?

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 brad@quantumlean.ca.:

“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.

11.21.19 | Categories: Lean

Can laundry be fun?

Want to know the Kaizen Hat story?

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.

Seating Matter’s 2 Bin System

The Purpose of 3S’ing

3S = Sweep, Sort, & Standardize

Mini Fueling Trucks

Paul Akers found some mini fueling trucks in Japan. Now that is Lean!

Japanese Roof or Bridge

Paul Akers explains how the Japanese create a roof or bridge over their driveways with a tree.

Japan Study Mission Team 32



At Kyushu Steel

10.31.19 | Categories: Japan Experience, Lean, Lean Organizations

Lean PD App

Lean PD App

Press here to learn more!  Press here for a demo of the App!

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!

If a new piece of software or a mobile app would help fix what bugs you, drop Tom a line (Tom@3rddigital.com). He would be delighted to help. For more details visit their website.

10.30.19 | Categories: *Contains Videos, Lean, Lean PD App

Amazing McDonald’s

Paul Akers shows what it is like to visit McDonald’s in Japan.

10.29.19 | Categories: *Contains Videos, Lean, Lean Organizations