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    In the Construction Zone- Lean Manufacturing

    Hey everyone

    We have gotten a couple of questions recently about why we only ship once a month. So I wanted to address that, why we use leaning manufacturing, and also share some of our thoughts about both economic and environmental sustainability.

    So what is lean manufacturing and how we use it? 

    "Lean principles are derived from the Japanese manufacturing industry. The goal is to create only the things, that you, our community values while wasting nothing in terms of materials, time, or energy."

    Lean implementation is therefore focused on getting the right things to the right place at the right time in the right quantity to achieve a perfect flow while minimizing waste and being flexible and able to change.

    This helps us to never order materials that won't get used, minimize the space that we need to work in, and never ever waste any time when that time could be used more creatively. 

    Which means that we batch production, order only the necessary amount of materials, and work to create the best possible goods made to order for you! We will be shipping around the 15th of every month, based on order from the previous 30 days of sales. You should expect to receive your order the third week of every month. 

    These are the 3 principles of lean manufacturing that we strive to live by:

    • Muri (overburden, overstock) focuses on the preparation and planning of the process, or what work can be avoided proactively by design.
    • Next, mura (unevenness) then focuses on how the work design is implemented and the elimination of fluctuation at the scheduling or operations level, such as quality and volume.
    • Muda (non value adding work) is then discovered after the process is in place and is dealt with reactively

     

    Thanks for reading! Follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hybycozo for more musings.

     

     

    In the Construction Zone - Our Great Inspirations

    Welcome to the Construction Zone!

    I wanted to share how HYBYCOZO | COZO Design came to start building sacred geometric structures, art, and design. Although both Serge and I have been attending Burning Man for many years, it was not until my former roommate Steve Weisz gave us each a sacred geometry pendant - a flower of life and a sri yantra - at the temple did we really feel the pull of these ancient forms.

    After we returned, we started reading, exploring, and drawing. We watched a couple of videos online that were particularly influential, so I wanted to share these with you now.

    The first, by the awesome channel, Spirit Science, talks about the structure of the universe, how we belong in it as energetic beings.

     

    Ultimately that video led us to Garret Lisi's Ted talk called "An Incredibly Simple Explanation for Everything." The thing that resonated to us the most about it was how intuitive it felt that the structure of the universe must be very beautiful and how on some level, we had already been drawn to these exact forms.

     After that, we became fascinated with Buckminster Fuller and his geometric explorations. Here is a great video of some of the forms he studied.

     

     Ultimately, at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival in May of 2014 our ideas coalesced into the possibility that we could integrate all of this amazing geometric knowledge we had received and share it with the community. The geometry in it of itself felt like it made it possible.

    Hope you found some of that interesting! Follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hybycozo for more geometric explorations.