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  • Snap On Tools Lean Tour

    Integracore of Atlanta went for a field trip to the Snap On Assembly Plant in Murphy NC. The plant was voted one of the 10 Best Plants in 2010 by Industry Week Magazine. The video gives great examples of the application of lean principles such as visual management using kanban cards, color codin...

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  • Lean Manufacturing and Cabinetry

    Lean Office Kaizen Here is another great learning moment from Wildwood Cabinetry proving that LEAN is simply a series of small and easy to implement improvements. Wildwood Cabinetry embarked on their lean journey after reading Paul Akers book called  “2 Second Lean”.   ...

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  • 10 Step Training & Implementation Model

    Lean Manufacturing Transformation Starts With Education! A forward thinking company starts their Radical Lean Transformation by educating their employees to understand lean principles. Employees need to develop the know-how to apply lean principles to improve their own workplace. An important as...

    Tags: Free Lean Training, Lean Management, Lean Manufacturing Training, Lean Principles, Lean Production

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  • Lean Process for Repairing Gas Turbines

    Lean Manufacturing Process for Repairing Gas Turbines: Here is a short video from Ethos Energy demonstrating how lean manufacturing principles were implemented to improve the repair of gas turbines. Lean Manufacturing does not have to be complicated. In fact, lean manufacturing does not need too...

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  • Lean Manufacturing Factory Tour

    Lean Manufacturing Factory Tour: I personally love the way that Paul Akers has taken his company FastCap and transformed it into a world class organization by implementing simple and easy lean manufacturing principles. Paul has not done anything fancy or complicated! He has taken the basic lean ...

    Tags: Lean Principles, 5s, kanban, lean certification training, lean management, lean manufacturing principles, lean manufacturing training

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  • Lean Trash Can

    Lean Trash Can I was looking through my email the other day and I saw message from Paul Akers at FastCap. He wanted to share some information about a Lean Trash and how it was a perfect example of the way improvements develop over time. They never happen all in one session! Continuous Improvemen...

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  • Mapping the Organizations Vision

    Mapping the Organizations Vision! I get super excited when I find a great video that tells a successful story. I have been following Paul Akers focus on lean principles for several years. Paul is the founder and president at FastCap, an international product development and manufacturing co...

    Tags: Lean Principles, lean certification training, lean management, lean manufacturing training and certification, strategy deployment

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  • Fire-fighting Your Way to Success!

    Are you trying to fire-fight your way to success? Fire-fighting is not Lean Manufacturing! Every modern business, no matter who they are has limited resources in terms of time, people, equipment, etc. In reality, this translates into every business experiencing more problems than they have ...

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  • Ten Posts for Ten Shingo Principles

    Hurrah!  Today is the first day of Spring, if a little snowy, in the Boston area.  And the 28th Annual Shingo Prize Conference is fast approaching in just one month.   GBMP will be there and I’ll be teaching the Shingo Institute IMPROVE Workshop on April 24-25.  In ...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, bruce hamilton, GBMP, Guiding Principles, kaizen, Lean Principles, Shingo Institute, shingo prize, Toast Kaizen, toyota production system

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  • Radical Lean Transformation

    Radical Lean Transformation One of the common questions that crops up during my conversations with my clients is – Why do companies have problems sustaining improvements through the application of lean manufacturing principles? The generic answer to this question is – Well, those co...

    Tags: Lean Management, Lean Manufacturing Training, Lean Principles, lean certification training, lean manufacturing, lean practitioner

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