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Amazing Kaizen Foam Improvement

Paul Akers and Tyler Erickson come up with a very nifty way to display FastCap’s PowerMags using FastCap Kaizen Foam. Now that’s a great Lean improvement.

How does Toyota do it?

As an entrepreneur, manufacturer, author, speaker, and consultant I love questions? When people ask questions I know what they’re thinking. And if I know what they’re thinking, I have the best opportunity to help them whether it be on the shop floor in my manufacturing plant or consulting with companies around the world. Questions should come fast and furious and with as many as possible because that’s when the real learning occurs. To read more of Paul Akers’ article in the Lean Construction Blog, press here.

Utilizing QR Codes for Standard Processes

Paul Akers demonstrates how FastCap uses QR Codes to help standardize their processes.

Making Mistakes Almost Impossible

Check out this Lean video from the guys at Pitt Meadows Plumbing. We watched this in our morning meeting.

Was Thomas Jefferson Lean?

Happy Independent’s Day! This Thomas Riner video showing how Thomas Jefferson fixed what bugs him seem appropriate to share today!

Fastcap’s 21 Principles – People and Things

Paul Akers discusses one of FastCap’s 21 principles called People and Things. Are you someone who takes responsibilities for more and more people and things?

For more all of FastCap’s morning meeting documents, go to this link and look under Lean Documents.

Lean Tool Box

Steve Clark sent us this video saying, “I am sending you another video that I just made. I am pumped about my Lean journey… all thanks to you. This tool box improvement has been a game changer for me. Bring on the continuous improvements so that I keep fixing what bugs me! Thanks again for all your encouraging videos you do.”

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

Kaizen Foam in the Office

Chad Beery sent us these pictures and said, “I am really seeing a lot of benefit in applying lean concepts in my life on a personal level, and look forward to starting a journey for our company (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing contractor with 50+ employees).”

For more information on FastCap’s Kaizen Foam (used in these pictures), visit our website.

Why does FastCap have a morning meeting?

Paul Akers answers Pitt Meadows Plumbing question about why have a morning meeting.

What’s In a World Cup Mechanic’s Toolbox?

“It’s not easy being a World Cup bike mechanic. In addition to the pressure that comes with being in charge of maintaining the bikes of some of the fastest (and most particular) riders in the world, you also need fly around the globe with a toolbox that can handle any situation, whether that’s a quick brake bleed or completely rebuilding a bike after a muddy run…” ~John Hall, Aaron Gwin’s mechanic

Press here to read the entire article.

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