Taking Charge and Leading the Way with ‘Lean Manufacturing’

Pedestal Source has recently begun a new manufacturing journey called ‘Lean Manufacturing.’ Lean manufacturing is all about empowering workers to continuously learn and improve by eliminating waste, and adding real value to the things that are done on a day-to-day basis.

Lean is the new “style of good management” and according to Paul Akers, the author of 2 Second Lean Book, becoming ‘lean’ means you “soothe the frictions between labor and management by enlisting the brainpower of all employees from the top to the bottom.”


Pedestal Source has decided to take this idea of ‘Lean Manufacturing’ and implement it into the daily tasks and processes of the company. In Paul’s book he says to start your ‘lean’ journey in the bathroom and so that is where Pedestal Source CEO and founder, Mr. Greg Glebe, decided to start.

This video portrays the process of taking an ordinary to dirty bathroom and turning it into a ‘lean,’ highly clean and effective bathroom.

Cleaning up, and eliminating waste is a great place to start; however, in order for a company to truly succeed in ‘lean manufacturing’ every employee has to be on-board. Because everyone in the company needs to participate, Pedestal Source has continued the ‘lean’ journey by holding daily meetings about how to improve.

During these daily meetings, employees learn what is ‘lean manufacturing,’ why becoming ‘lean’ is effective and important, and how employees can help the company become more ‘lean.’

Eliminating wasted space, time, energy, and effort in the bathroom is a great way to start, but Pedestal Source wants to take the next steps of the journey and make their company a ‘lean manufacturing’ machine that is un-wasteful and highly effective in every aspect. Pedestal displays will not build themselves they need to be built by those who know the process. Those processes will be looked over and assessed for waste then they will be cleansed of waste in order to help create a more ‘lean’ company.

One example that Paul gives, during one of his introduction to ‘lean’ videos, is that becoming ‘lean’ is like becoming a pit crew. Instead of taking eight to ten minutes to change a tire, as many people do, the pit crew will change it in seconds. The pit crew has discovered where the waste is and they have gotten rid of it in order to be ‘lean’ or fast and efficient. You, and any company or business can do the same thing by finding the waste, getting rid of it, and becoming ‘lean.’

Learn more about eliminating waste in your life or business at https://www.2secondlean.com/