I’m a believer!
Paul Akers has built FastCap into an industry leader and one of the most exciting manufacturing companies in America. His innovative, thoroughly American use of lean manufacturing principles and techniques has made him a top expert who is in high demand to speak to and teach his secrets to all kinds of organizations, from factories to hospitals to office environments. On my visit to FastCap, Paul’s employees showed me several examples of how they have employed the 2 Second Lean principle to save time and money – usually saving a lot more than just two seconds! I’m a believer, and have incorporated many of Paul’s strategies and principles into my own office’s CQI process, helping me empower and motivate more than one thousand legal professionals and support staff to save our clients and taxpayers millions of dollars.
We embrace and use the Lean principles
I met Paul Akers of FastCap more than one year ago. Paul personally visited the City of Ferndale and spent time with employees teaching the concepts of “Lean.” We have continued Paul’s teaching and embrace and use the Lean principles he writes so eloquently about in 2 Second Lean on a daily basis. Each Friday morning we have our Lean roundtable. Lean is such an important part of what government should be and do. The public many times has a distorted opinion of government employees. Our city employees have embraced the concept of constantly seeking out improvements and efficiencies to their job duties. I’m most impressed with how all employees interact and share ideas for improvement. This has brought more of a team atmosphere than has been exhibited in the past. Every person, from the new employee to the long-time veteran, should feel they have value and their ideas can make a difference. Every city should explore what LEAN can do!
Paul Akers has a passion for Lean that is totally infectious
FastCap continues on their Lean journey to continuously improve. Their approach to engaging employees for their ideas is World Class and it shows with everything Paul and his team do.
THANK YOU. Your dedication to your company and your commitment to help others learn and grow is outstanding.
In just a few weeks, through your online videos, radio show and two company tours you have inspired me to make many changes in my professional and personal life. For me, LEAN is a organizational, managerial and motivational theory unlike anything I\'ve been exposed to in 4 years of college and 14 years of business, both large and small. Thank you for being so passionate LEAN and willing to share with others.
And thanks also to Jon and the rest of your staff for sharing Fastcap with us. Your company has set the bar high for small businesses like mine to aim for.