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.
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.
- 0:05 - Manufacturing the MOLLE Hydration System
- 3:06 - How long it took and who was involved
Signs of Lean at the Lighthouse
In this moving interview, Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira asks Setup Specialist Chris Loomis what it’s like to work at The Lighthouse for the Blind. Chris, who is DeafBlind and uses interpreters and Pro-Tactile ASL to communicate, also showed us some of the tools that enable him to do his job.