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.
Welcome to The Lighthouse for the Blind
If it’s inspiration you need, look no further than The Lighthouse for the Blind. This organization employs an incredible team of people who are blind, deaf, DeafBlind, and/or have other disabilities. In this video, Director of Continuous Improvement Brent Weichers and Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira discuss the organization’s rich history as well as their introduction to continuous improvement.
- 1:21 - The history of the Lighthouse for the Blind
- 3:38 - Their prestigious clients
- 4:49 - How their continuous improvement journey began
The Lighthouse for the Blind goes above and beyond when it comes to ensuring that their equipment meets the needs and abilities of their employees. Ian Stenseng, Director of Accessibility and Training, shows Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira the tools they utilize and how they build custom devices when there isn’t a commercially available solution.