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.
Black Belt Project at the Lighthouse
Senior Quality Coordinator Dan Kelley explains everything that went into his Six Sigma Black Belt project to Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira.
- 0:13 - Dan’s Six Sigma Black Belt project
- 1:22- Achieving their ideal takt time
- 2:24 - The accessibility features
- 3:03 - A safety improvement they made
- 4:55 - About the employees on this particular line
- 5:49 - What Dan is most proud of
Lean Transformation at the Lighthouse
How else has The Lighthouse for the Blind used lean to improve their processes? Director of Continuous Improvement Brent Weichers and Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira discuss how the organization has changed the way they manufacture the MOLLE Hydration System.