Category Archives: Lean Design

2021 Volkswagen ID.4: E5 – Ride & Drive – Whoa!

Volkswagen ID4 Ep5 Ride and Drive Sandy Munro

2021 Volkswagen ID.4: E5 – Ride & Drive

In this video, Sandy talks about the ride and drive experience in the Volkswagen ID.4 and whoa does it get a little crazy.

Sandy starts off backing the car out of the loading bay at Munro and he is pleased with the performance of the rear camera assistance.  However, from there, Sandy tries to set the navigation to see how the autonomous driving performs in the ID.4 with the goal of trying to get to a charging station.  This winds up not going well.

It should be noted that Sandy was also in a rush to complete this trek and then get back to another meeting, but the hilarity that ensues during his travails with the UI/UX of the Navigation system is priceless.

But we will let you decide what you think.  Watch here:

Lean Design Certification Class Sessions Are Being Held February 23, 24, and 25!

Lean Design Certification Class Sessions Are Now Open!

Have you ever wondered how Sandy comes up with his cost savings ideas or manufacturing improvement solutions?  It does not come from Lean Manufacturing, but instead from the Lean Design Methodology that he created several decades ago and now you too can learn this powerful methodology!

On February 23, 24, and 25th, 9am to 5pm EST, Munro & Associate will be holding live training of the Level 1 Lean Design methodology training.  For a course description follow this link:  https://leandesigncertification.com/course-outline-level-1/

If you are interested, choose the “Enroll Now” option at the bottom of the page to be contacted by one of our associates with help for enrolling students using a P.O. (purchase order) through their company or purchase enrollment online using a credit card by following this link:  Lean Design Certification Training: Level 1 (munrolive.com)

Enrollment will be limited to 45 students, so don’t hesitate to sign up!

2021 Tesla Model 3: E2 – Hoist Review & Some Cost Savings

Sandy Munro Tesla 3 Hoist Review 2021

2021 Tesla Model 3: E2 – Hoist Review & Some Cost Savings

In the second episode of Munro’s new analysis of the Tesla Model 3, Sandy walks us through a hoist review of the vehicle.

First, Sandy addresses a somewhat hidden front access cover under the car that (we think) might be for the euro towing package because you can access the internal front bumper from there.  Why this would appear on a US model, however, is puzzling to Sandy as this would add cost to the vehicle.  That being said, Sandy is very impressed with the snap fits that he finds.  The precision of the snap fits is excellent, leading Sandy to further ponder why the rest of the fit and finish gaps exist on the doors and rear trunk/lights talked about in the last episode.

Next Sandy addresses some of the conspiracies, or at the very least, accusatory comments that we have been getting regarding missing nuts on the upper and lower control arms and the like.  Sandy, however, doesn’t find anything out of sorts on the car like this and, to the contrary, praises Tesla’s suspension.

He goes on to reveal some parts that Tesla has decided to eliminate which, as the man who invented the Lean Design® methodology, Sandy is all too happy to find – discussing the cost savings of these design changes.  But to learn what he found as he crunches the numbers… well you are just going to have to watch the video by Clicking on the link below: