Drishti is Mario’s warp whistle for HELLA’s assembly lines

Thirty years ago, Super Mario Bros. 3 was released in North America. Like most American teenagers, I was immediately enthralled; unlike most American teenagers, I didn’t have my own copy. I had to continuously invent excuses to get myself invited to my cousin’s house to play. Sitting in Uncle Gary’s basement, I got pretty good […]

Data makes kaizen events shorter and more impactful

I’m a big fan of kaizen events. My background is in lean engineering, and if there’s one thing that makes a lean engineer salivate, it’s continuous improvement. Over the past few years, I’ve both conducted kaizen events as a process engineer and helped customers with kaizens as the head of continuous improvement with Drishti. All […]

The bane of lean engineers: Waste

Prior to joining Drishti, I was a lean practitioner at Tesla and Boeing. So I’ve been in the trenches, looking for ways to eliminate waste (or muda). When I discovered Drishti, I could immediately see its alignment with the lean manufacturing philosophy, and waste reduction was one of the biggest ways.  Here’s how Drishti addresses […]

Monozukuri and takumi: Scaling the craftsman mentality in a 21st century factory

Monozukuri and takumi are two key ideas from the Toyota Production System that promote craftsmanship in the modern manufacturing process, ensuring quality and a superior end user experience that can be shared and incorporated across organizations at scale.