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Additions to the 2012 Recap TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | As per my usual, there were some pretty cool things from 2012 that I inadvertently left out! First, I wrote an early year post about SMART goals. One of those …Continue reading →

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A Recap of 2012 (and a little bit of 2011) TAGS: | | | | | | | | | It’s December 31st. The very last day of the calendar year of 2012. Seeing how it’s the very last 1/366th of the year’s existence, and just like every other thing …Continue reading →

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Long Overdue Thank-Yous TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | With 2012 winding down, there are a few key posts I’d like to share before we flip the calendar to 2013. This first one is to recognize (just about) everyone …Continue reading →

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Modell’s Gets Burned on Tebow Jerseys and Linsanity TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ESPN’s Darren Rovell shared an enlightening article today about the gambles taken by the sports merchandise store Modell’s in New York. Between “betting big” on Linsanity by ordering a slew …Continue reading →

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Some Lean Thoughts From the Road TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Having spent significant time on the road the last month or so, I’ve come across many more opportunities for Kaizen or places where Lean thinking is applied well. ~~~~~~~ Airport …Continue reading →

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Kanban in a Veterinary Office TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A couple weeks ago I brought my French bulldog to his veterinarian because he was sick. After he was treated and given a prescription, I noticed that the office had …Continue reading →

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Kickball Kaizen!! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I love adult kickball, almost to the point of obsession. Combining co-ed athletic competition, a childhood staple, and the social atmosphere after games, I was hooked almost immediately after being …Continue reading →

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FMEA and College Basketball on Aircraft Carriers TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A really novel concept – a regular season college basketball game played between high-profile teams outdoors on an aircraft carrier – was introduced last season. It really couldn’t have gone …Continue reading →

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“We Don’t Have Time for Kaizen” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In a past career stop, I was in a manufacturing production meeting providing a recap of a failed Kaizen event held on the shop floor the day earlier. The event …Continue reading →

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Sprinklers Spring Up During NFL Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A couple weekends ago at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the Seattle Seahawks were battling the Miami Dolphins in a hard-fought one-score game…when this happened. Whoops. Many stadiums (if not …Continue reading →

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Happy Thanksgiving! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | November 2012 is the one-year anniversary of Lean Blitz. Kicked off in Ohio and relocated to Augusta, Georgia, there is a lot for which to be thankful over the last …Continue reading →

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The High Cost of Penny Production TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In recent years I’ve heard rumors that the production costs and materials of a penny are greater than the value of the penny itself. In high school chemistry I recall …Continue reading →

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The Toyota Way Principles and Small Business TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’ve finally gotten through all 14 Toyota Way principles¬†and what each of them can mean for business operations. But putting them all together can be a challenge, but certainly one …Continue reading →

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