A post on the Lean Manufacturing Blog (excellent reading, by the way!) reminded us again of the lessons that NASCAR can give the lean world.
Watch the finely-honed processes (standard work) as the cars pull into the pit stop. Tires are changed, the car is gassed up, windshield cleaned… in around 15 seconds. Now there’s a quick changeover for you!
Even some of the activities behind the scenes… the pit crew watches video of each pit stop to identify… and proceduralize… improvements.
Next time you’re laboring through a four hour press changeover, just think NASCAR.