March 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AIA East Bay Office
1405 Clay St
Cincinnati, OH 45202


LCI Northern California Bay Area Community of Practice


Fix What Bugs You: How Southland Uses Videos to Drive Lean Culture

At Southland, we empower our Shop and Field Tradesmen to implement new processes that improve our inefficiencies. Changing Culture is grassroots movement, and by encouraging lean thinking and promoting big ideas, we’ve begun to experience a shift toward adopting a lean culture. Inspired by Paul Akers (Congress 2012) to create a video library, we set up a video competition with monthly and yearly winners, the yearly winner wins a trip to Congress. Our employees are motivated to document their lean processes in a format that can be easily shared across the organization. This practice creates a competitive spirit and inspires an entrepreneurial attitude and lean leadership.

Attendees will:

  • Discover new ways to engage the front line for process improvement
  • See direct benefits from embracing lean thinking resulting in increased time and costs saving though waste reduction
  • See a company-wide program that increased employee engagement and shared lean improvements across the organization
  • Learn ideas to help overcome their struggle in persuading others within their own organization towards lean adoption