Archive for Speaking Events – Page 5

Lean Hotel

Paul Akers shows how easy it is to check in at the Tokyu Stay Hakata. He also shows a lot of the Lean features.

For more information on the Japan Study Mission, got to this link.

Thank You Yellotools!

Paul Akers summarized the 2018 Global Lean Leadership stop in Germany. It was hosted by the very Lean organization, Yellotools. For more information on this wonderful organization, visit their website.

Want to see why I love Japan?

This Grocery Store is one of the stops on the Japan Study Mission. If you are serious about Lean, join me in November 2018 for the next Japan Study Mission. To learn more, go to this link.

Amazing Seating Matters

Paul Akers tours Seating Matters in Northern Ireland to see the amazing job they are doing with Lean. Every single person is involved!

For more information on Seating Matters, visit their website.

Golden State lumber Speaking Event

Paul Akers will be speaking at Golden State Lumber Executive Team in Concord, CA on January 15, 2019.

For more information on Golden State Lumber, visit their website. http://www.goldenstatelumber.com/

Australia AME Conference 2019

Paul Akers send out an invitation to the AME Conference (Leading Through Excellence and Innovation) in Melbourne, Australia on May 7-9, 2019.

For more information on the AME Conference, visit their 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 Grocery Store | Japan Study Mission

Paul takes us through the shopping process at Trial Grocery Store in Kyushu, Japan. This is one of the stops on the Japan Study Mission. If you are serious about Lean, join Paul in November 2018 for his next Japan Study Mission. To learn more, go to this link.

Canadian LEAN Conference Talk


Here is the Keynote Highlight video from my talk at the CME (Canadian LEAN Conference) in Winnipeg, Manitoba a few weeks back.