Bowden Blog – Our Lean Journey (From Early Kaizen Events through Current 2-Second Lean Efforts!)

Recently, I was asked to provide a summary of our Lean Journey, since we’ve taken some significant strides in the recent year.

Our strides forward have been largely due to our adopting of our 2-Second Lean approach (based on the book 2-Second Lean by Paul Akers) almost a year ago.

The video below provides an overview of our path and hopefully some encouragement for others seeking to improve their organizations.


Bowden Blog: 2-Second Lean Struggle – “What Should I Improve Today?!?”

For this edition of the Bowden Blog, we’re dealing with the struggle of what to do with our Daily Improvement Time.

It’s mid-January and my daughter, Abby, is helping film and edit the videos.  It’s her first one and this one ended up a bit long…she’ll clearly have to work to get the “talent” (me!) to ramble a bit less…

Hopefully some of these ideas will help you keep your Team focused and engaged, as there is always plenty of opportunity to improve!

Thanks, Andy

Bowden Blog: 2-Second Lean – It’s Hammer Time!

We’re continuing on our 2-Second Lean journey each day and starting to put together more videos showing our improvements.

Here’s our latest one from this morning’s Improvement Time on the shop floor.  It was a really simple improvement, but will save a lot of time for Marvin as he goes through his day!

February 6th: Bubble Gum Day!

February 6th 2015:  Bubble Gum Day!

To have fun and celebrate Bubble Gum Day 2015Bowden Manufacturing Teammates did their best to beat the Guinness World Record for the largest bubble gum bubble (20″ in diameter!)

Needless to say and despite our Teams valiant efforts; Chad Fell’s Guinness World Record for Largest Bubble Record remains intact!

Look below for pictures of some of our Teammates giving it their best shot!

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