Lean Case Study: Lighthouse for the Blind
The true power of continuous improvement lies in its ability to help people reach their full potential. In this course, we visit The Lighthouse for the Blind, an extraordinary organization that provides employment opportunities for individuals who are blind, deaf, DeafBlind, and/or have other disabilities. With prestigious clients like Boeing, NASA, and the United States government, The Lighthouse for the Blind uses continuous improvement both in a traditional manufacturing context and also as a way to meet the unique needs and abilities of each individual employee.
Andon at the Lighthouse
What do The Lighthouse for the Blind employees do when they need assistance? Director of Continuous Improvement Brent Weichers and Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira discuss the special andon system they have in place.
- 0:24 - Adapted canteen valve assembly
- 1:20 - Using the andon