Spreading the Gospel with Web Video

Man, who would have thought a video I shot at around midnight with a crappy digital camera and some shop lights from Home Depot clipped to a step ladder – yes that’s exactly how I did it! – would be watched more than 12,000 times! Click the crazy looking thumbnail to the left to see for yourself.

Spreading the Gospel!

Now, I know there are lots of silly videos that go “viral” and get millions of views… but I am pretty stoked to think that 12,000 people may have a better understanding of why one piece flow kicks the cr@p out of mass production alllll dayyyy longgggg.

Home Depot Lights Retired

Anyhow, if you’ve seen the videos we’ve made over at Gemba Academy you may have noticed that we’re not using Home Depot lights anymore! There has definitely been much kaizen involved.

In case you missed my official “web video debut” feel free to give the video below a watch.  And if you want to read some passionate comments click here.  But grab a cup of coffee first as there are 58 of them to read upon last check!

Have a Great Weekend!

Have a great weekend everyone.  Stay safe.  Hug your kids.  And do something nice for your significant other.  They’ll appreciate it I’m sure.

2 Comments

  1. Joseph C Samuel

    March 9, 2009 - 10:53 pm

    I always thought that batch production was faster. How wrong I was! Still I can’t believe it. But then I have to believe my eyes.

    I think the concept is that as you do one process over and over again you become sort of ‘expert’ in that process thus making the process faster. But how the once piece flow is faster? What makes it faster?

  2. Ron Pereira

    March 10, 2009 - 10:06 pm

    Ah, this is the great mystery that is lean Joseph! Actually the key is the number of touches involved. Watch the video a few more times to see if you see it. Even better… grab some friends, paper, and envelopes and do the experiment yourselves. That is when true learning occurs. Thanks for the comment!