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Wanna see some crazy improvements for 2017?

Paul check in with FastCap team members about their favorite 2 Second Lean improvement in 2017. What’s yours?

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Tool Box Storage System Lean Improvement

Brian Way, of BP Way, sent us this video showing how he tricked out his toolbox.

For more information on the FastCap tools used in the video, go to the following links:
Kaizen Foam Inserts
Kaizen Foam
Laserjamb LJ4 Pro

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Susan Elkington take the reins at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Georgetown plant

For the first time, a woman will lead all operations at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky. Congratulation Susan Elkington! To read the article, press here.

“Susan, the Lean community wishes you the very best. You are an example of everything right about Lean leadership. We are looking forward to the excellence your leadership will provide and teach us all!” ~Paul

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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.

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Lean FastCap Style

Want to see one of our most popular Lean videos from the archives?

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Only a few slots left for the November Japan Study Missions!

Paul Akers discusses the 4 upcoming Japan Study Missions that will take place this November. Sign up soon, these are filling up fast. Only 17 per session. For more information on the study mission, go to this link.

Nov 06 – 11, 2017 (Team #14) ONLY 1 SLOTS LEFT
Nov 13 – 18, 2017 (Team #15) Full
Nov 20 – 25, 2017 (Team #16)
Nov 27 – Dec 2, 2017 (Team #17)

Each applicant must submit a video. Here is an example:

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“The Easier Way” 1946 General Motors Corporation

If you can get post how old fashion this is, it’s a great video on wasted motion. We watched this during our Morning Meeting.

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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.

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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.

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Utilizing QR Codes for Standard Processes

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

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