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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Greenbelt Service

Value Innovation kaizen report out!

Greenbelt Service Kaizen

LSI Greenbelt for Service kaizen is coming to an end! Thank you for all the intense kaizen the Service GBs have achieved! A big thanks to our Module 3 hosting company for providing knowledgable help and a friendly environment!

Here are some of the pictures to start the Module 3 Report-out day.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Only in Japan

Creative artwork at a local bakery in Atami area just outside Tokyo.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Greenbelt Service Vancouver, Module 3

This week, our Vancouver Greenbelt Service participants are completing their last module of the program and will be graduating this Friday!
Today, our LSI coach, Andrew, and Master Blackbelt candidate, Janka, are facilitating a session at the hosting company, Ideon Packaging. The focus of the Value Innovation Kaizen at Ideon is to help identify and create a greater customer experience and also to help determine the "Wow" from the customer's perspective. Lean philosophy revolves around consistently offering the best customer service which is the main focus of the Value Innovation Kaizen.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Greenbelt Toronto Graduation Fall 2011

We would like to send out a big congratulations to our 12 Greenbelt Toronto Fall 2011 participants who are now Lean Greenbelt Certified! This group of Greenbelts was the first group to have a Shakespearean play themed final movie. They demonstrated creativity during all 3 modules and had some excellent exam scores today which proved a true understanding of lean philosophy.

Stay tuned for their movie being posted on our YouTube channel soon and pictures posted onto our flickr.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

In House Greenbelt Process Time Reduction Kaizen

Here are some captured moments from day 1 of the time reduction kaizen at TransX this week. The teams spent the day with Bob learning and applying tools such as Value Stream Mapping, Root Cause Analysis, Brainstorming, Value Graphing (to prioritize ideas and solutions), Project Charter, and an Implementation Plan to help further reduce process time of the 3 designated projects for the kaizen.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kyoto is always beautiful

In-House Greenbelt Module 2 Day 1

Today was day 1 of Module 2 for our Greenbelt Operations In-House program in Winnipeg. Lean Sensei coach, Bob, had the participants partake in a paper airplane simulation exercise to demonstrate lean principles such as: cycle-time, takt time, line balancing, and pull (Kanban).

The group spent the afternoon practicing their presentation skills with two impromptu exercises which built on their public speaking skills. More updates soon to come!

Photo of the day

Kyoto bamboo forest at night...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Group photos

Thank you everyone for making our Japan trip one of the most successful and insightful trips ever!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Japan Lean Tour Videos - Day One and Day Two

Due to some technical issues, our Japan Lean Tour videos were not created "real time" as we have done in previous trips - our apology!

We are slowly getting that sorted out and will be uploading videos from each day shortly.  Here are Day One and Day Two videos:

Day Two - Japan Lean Tour

Day One - Japan Lean Tour

Friday, November 18, 2011

Funny photo of the day

From Tokyo....


Vancouver Greenbelt Graduation!

Today was an exciting day for our Greenbelt Operations Vancouver participants who had a wonderful graduation celebration at Terminal City Club. We would like to congratulate the group on all their hard word and dedication towards the Greenbelt program. They are all now well equipped to bring continuous lean improvements into their work environment and will motivate others to learn and do the same.

This close knit group shared lots of laughs and created their final video with the theme from the popular TV series, "The Office." It will be posted on our youtube channel shortly, so please check it out when you have a chance for your entertainment!

Each graduate received their own customized Lean Greenbelt Certificate.

 Here's a photo of all 19 participants, plus Lean Sensei coach, Andrew.

 Lucy was nominated as the Greenbelt grad speaker .

Chris was the other Greenbelt grad speaker nominated. Both had excellent presentations!

Photos of the day

Our last day in Japan!