Lean Case Study: FastCap 2014
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.
Detailed Assembly With Detailed Precision
With the help of Thomas Watson, Ron and Paul watch him assemble a FastCap product using a simple, but extremely well thought out assembly area of which any associate can use.
'Build Cells' Within the Racking Areas
Ron and Paul continue through the assembly area, which is located within the inventory racks. Calllie Kendon and Zach Scholten show off their assembly areas and how fast and clean their processes are. Ron finds out how improvements are actually implemented and how Winston Churchill is involved.