Presenter: Paul Akers
Date: Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1540497564778361103
About the Topic:
Paul Akers has taken his manufacturing business from the garage to worldwide distribution in 20 years by pursuing one goal -- "serve the customer by improving everyday"
Using one ground rule -- "keep Lean simple".
FastCap, with a product catalog of over 600 woodworking products with over 3000 distributors in 40 countries. He credits the astounding business growth to a fun, dynamic culture in which each of the employees puts into practice at least one two-second improvement per day. He developed the culture by hiring the right people, relentlessly teaching and reinforcing the eight wastes in a daily morning meeting and empowering people to experiment and fail.
Until you and your employees see waste in everything that you do, you don’t understand Lean. How do you know when you and your employees “get it”? - when they use Lean principles at home!
Want to ensure failure? -- over-complicate it and sterilize Lean with too many charts, graphs, and work documents.
His lessons aren’t all orthodox, but he swears by them and so do many other businesses around the world. Come here Paul speak and learn 2-Second Lean, you will be shocked how simple and fun it
About our Presenter:
Paul Akers is the Founder and President of FastCap, a product development company specializing in woodworking tools and hardware for the professional builder. FastCap was started in Paul’s garage in 1997 when he simply “fixed what bugged him” and developed his first product: the Fastcap Cover Cap. Paul’s intense curiosity on how things could be improved paved the way for him to become a prolific innovator and today he holds many US and International patents. He wrote his first book, 2 Second Lean, about creating a fun, Lean culture, that, is now available in 15 languages. In 2015, he wrote his 2nd book, Lean Health, in 2016, he wrote Lean Travel and in 2019, he wrote Lean Life and Banish Sloppiness. In 2016, Paul’s book, 2 Second Lean, was recognized by the Shingo Institute and won the Research and Professional Publication Award.