By: Chuck Allen
Southland is in the midst of instilling a strategy to motivate, educate, and empower our people to embrace lean thinking as a way of life. In order for a successful transition to occur, we have begun to build a Guiding Coalition throughout the organization.
By: Erin Miller
When it comes to designing a central plant, there are many factors to consider. Not only does the plant need to operate efficiently, but the equipment arrangement needs to be considered from both an initial construction and a future maintenance perspective.
The 26th Annual Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Walk in the Park was held on October 30th, 2016, at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Each year, the CHOC Walk brings in more than 15,000 walkers; consisting of patients with their families and friends, corporate sponsors, and public supporters. This is the only charity event held at any Disney Park around the world.
By: Bill Davenport
Every year, Southland Industries encourages employees throughout the company to participate in a monthly video challenge. Employees demonstrate how they have been inspired to implement lean concepts into their workflow and workplace. Each month is given a theme and submissions must clearly communicate the reduction or elimination of waste, focus on customer value, demonstrate continuous improvements, and capitalize on knowledge of our people and partners. In addition to monthly winners, a grand prize winner is nominated to attend the annual Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Congress.
By: Grady Augustine
Talking about one’s health can be an intimidating subject. In a society where vitality has long been associated with individual success, it is common to keep our health problems private—not only to convey strength, but to avoid making anyone else contemplate how our health issues are related to their mortality. This often leads to victims of cancer and other maladies to suffer alone.