By Tonya Mott
On a journey to implement a LEAN culture in our office, I learned about Fastcaps.
What’s a Fastcap?
Self-adhesive stickers that cover screws on cabinets:
What is LEAN?
- Deliver value from your customer’s perspective
- Eliminate waste (things that don’t bring value to the end product)
- Continuous improvement
What in the world do these two things have in common?
Feeling overwhelmed about how to implement the LEAN methodology in our work environment. I came across a book, “2 Second Lean”, written by Paul Akers, the founder of the company Fastcap. After reading his book I checked out their website and found that even though the company was started as a woodworking/cabinetry business they promote LEAN and have a Youtube channel dedicated to the movement. They are all about sharing their LEAN experience with the world so that others can benefit as they have.
Here is a short video giving a tour of their facility: https://youtu.be/jYby_HczyDA
Fastcap inspired me to start our journey with an office-wide cleanup effort. Ironically, during our cleanup, I found the Fastcap’s in the picture above in our storage room buried at the bottom of a box full of various computer cords.
I plan to write additional blog posts about our LEAN adventures and include some impressive before and after photos!