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Archive for Lean Organizations

Right Hand Glove Lean

Robert explains how their welders only wear out the the left hand glove and the right one remains in good shape. So they recently made arrangements with a vendor to only supply left hand gloves. That’s ingeniously…and lean! For more information on lean, visit 2 Second Lean.

Lean Key

Paul Rosenau, of Command Access Technologies, sent us this video after taking a tour of FastCap’s new facility. May not be a best video…but for their first lean attempt, it is a great start!

Omniduct Lean Improvments

Dale Hedges, of Omniduct, sent us these links to videos showing their lean improvements. Excellent work!

Ink Cartridge
FSK Wrap
Plasma Tips
Manual Break vs Form Roller
Hanger strap improvement

Lean Customer Quotes

Nathan, of Fine Line Automation, sent us this video showing how to lean out an office practice…often the most difficult area to apply lean.

St Clair Hospital Lean

“St Clair is a large community hospital just outside Pittsburgh, PA, that has committed to using Toyota/Lean principles and methods for continuous improvement.” Check out their lean improvement!

Lean Directions

Scott Daily, General Manager at Maxwell Counters, Inc., sent us their first lean video. Congratulation to getting started on the journey!

Then Paul challenged them to take it one step further. Check out this video by Walters and Wolf (who have been doing lean for several years now).

For more information on lean, visit 2 Second Lean.

Wasted Time & Motion

Matthew Schaden, of Truline Industries, sent us this video about how to eliminate the waste and fix what bugs you. Love the staff engagement!!!

For more information on lean, visit 2 Second Lean.

First Step To Lean

Suzanne Rainford, of Alfreton Fabrications, sent us this video documenting their first steps in their lean journey. What’s stopping you?

For more information on lean, visit 2 Second Lean.

Rubber Band Lean

Nick Kocelj, of Walters & Wolf, sent us this very creative video on how he fixed what bugged him. For more information on FastCap’s Holey FastWrap, go to our website. For more information on lean, visit 2 Second Lean.

The American Innovator – MAPP

Paul Akers, of The American Innovator, leads a global round table at MAPP’s Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference in Indianapolis on October 17, 2013.

Round Table Participants
Ashley Bailey from Klime-Ezee
Kelly Goodsel of Viking Plastics
Nick Koceljl of Walters & Wolf
Michael Althoff of Yellotools
Greg Glebe of Xylem Design
Paul Akers of FastCap

For more information on MAPP’s Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference, visit their website.

For more information on The American Innovator, visit our website or Facebook.

For more information on lean, go to 2 Second Lean or Facebook.

For more information on FastCap, visit our website or Facebook.

To sign up to receive news regarding The American Innovator show, go to this link.