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Archive for Lean Organizations

Why is being precise so important to the Japanese?

We discussed this in our morning meeting today.

Happy Customers & Happy Feet!

Another 2 Second Lean improvement from Pitt Meadows Plumbing showing a super creative use of FastCap’s Kaizen Foam.

Fastcaps to the rescue again!

Emma at Klime-Ezee, uses FastCap’s namesake, the Fastcap Cover Caps, to fix what bugs her!

Fastcap, we have to do a lot better!

We watched this at our morning meeting and Paul said, “Fastcap, we have to do a lot better for our country….. let’s make it happen!!!!!”

Lean Chop Saw Station

Gary LeClerc, of Renew Furniture, sent us this video showing how he Leaned out his Chope Saw with the following FastCap Products. Cool!

Best Fence
ChopShop Saw Hoods
LED Saw Hood Light
10 Million Dollar Stick
CatEyes Glasses
Zero Clearance Tape
Fastpipe

Lean Conference Room

“Jay Ruth applied the principles of 2 second lean in our conference room today by installing our frequently used items into Kaizen Foam.”

Cool Lean Service Truck

Check out Brandon Odom super cool Lean Truck!

FastCap Products used:
Kaizen Foam
Holey PowerMags

Miracle in Kazakhstan: Creating a Lean Culture in 18 Months

The Lean Construction Blog interviewed Paul about his latest endeavor. Below is an excerpt.

“It is hard to believe that I am on my fifth book “Miracle in Kazakhstan.” In January 2015, I accepted an invitation to come to Kazakhstan’s largest construction company – BI Group – to speak about “2 Second Lean”. My job was simple; build a lean culture in a company through interpreters, in a language that is as foreign to me as painting a Van Gough would be. However, this was a little daunting since I honestly didn’t even know where Kazakhstan was! When I arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital city, I was surprised how modern and forward thinking it was. More surprisingly was meeting such an engaged and curious company that was humble enough to make it happen. This blog post, the first in a series, will set the context for future blogs detailing BI Group’s lean journey and how it is being sustained within the company and their supply chain. Each blog will leave you hanging a little bit and hopefully wanting more!” Press here to read more…

ER2 Says Thanks

Emily Gonzales (Boser) of Electronic Responsible Recyclers (ER2) sent us this video saying thanks for the FastCap Tour. Cool!

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Chris and Robert – No Excuses

Amazing People with no excuses. Chris and Robert just finished up a tour of FastCap.