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Lean Wiring in the Workspace

Paul Akers discusses Lean to improve wiring and cables in the workspace.

Kanban Cards in the Workplace

A FastCap Team member discusses using Lean to improve the Kanban card system.

Nanjo Sobi and Sekisui Heim

My friend Brad Schmidt at Gemba sent me some information about Nanjo Sobi (very cool auto leather seat company) and Sekisui Heim (modular house maker). Both these companies refuse to think that people have limits. Nanjo pairs slow people up with fast people and encourages both to beat their speeds. They also give people licenses which means their product goes straight off their desk to the customer – no quality inspection and this is for automotive! Sekisui has their people divided up in teams and trains them to build a house just by reading a salesman’s drawing! (not like Toyota who spits out gobs of paperwork on how to do it).

Lean Tools

A FastCap Team member demonstrates a Lean way to organize tools.

Lean Dishwasher

Paul discusses using Lean to improve the dishwasher at FastCap.

Lean Labeler

Paul discusses using Lean to improve the Labeler system.

Lean Kanban

A FastCap Team member discusses the Kanban system for inventory and ordering.

Lean: Pocket Tool Identification

Graham discusses the use of Lean to organize pocket tools.

Lean: Tape Organizer

A FastCap Team member discusses Lean for organization of their work area.

Lean: Plastic Punch

A FastCap Team member demonstrates use of Lean to improve a cleaning process.