Returning to Bellingham, Washington, Ron travels to the beautiful Northwest to see a Gemba Academy friend and total lean thinker, Paul Akers, President and Founder of FastCap, LLC. From the morning meeting to the shipping of product at the end of the day, Paul gives Ron a free pass to look anywhere around the new facility and talk to anyone and everyone. Ron gets the full tour and meets new FastCap associates as well as catching up with familiar faces from his past visit.
Injection Molding Kanban
Ron talks with Nic Lussier about the injection molding area and the importance of kanban. Nic shares a personal story of his life and where lean and FastCap have helped him.
Engineered to Perfection
Engineer, Dennis Chao shows Ron what happens in the engineering department. From 3D computer modeling to actually printing out a 3D model, Dennis and his department assist FastCap customers bring their products to life. With just a few months on the job, Dennis is focused on reducing waste in the facility and in his personal life.