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Quality Applications at The Masters – ASQ Section Presentation TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | On Tuesday I presented to the ASQ Central Savannah River section (Augusta, Georgia) on quality applications demonstrated during The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. ASQ Savannah River Section Mtg …Continue reading →

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What Professional Wrestling Can Teach Us About Performance Optimization TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Recently I attended a professional wrestling event for the first time ever – WWE Smackdown at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. I am not a wrestling fan by …Continue reading →

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Basketball Is A Big Game Of Competitive #5S TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | If you’ll recall, 5S is a workspace organizational tool that maintains a standard level of cleanliness, material availability, and consistency between workspace users. The 5S tools are: – Sort: Keeping …Continue reading →

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What The Gym Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lean muscle. Lean meat. Lean production. Surely they have a lot in common, yes? I get asked all the time what it means to be Lean. It astounds me that …Continue reading →

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Use of #Lean in Home Theater Installations TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | During a summer in my younger years I was a tag-along for a company that would install home theater systems. We would install big screen televisions on walls, stereos and …Continue reading →

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What Your #Mother Can Teach You About #Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out in the world – if it wasn’t for your mother, you wouldn’t be here to read this. It’s an understatement that my …Continue reading →

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Lean or Sushi?? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lean terms regularly applied in Japan don’t always get translated into English when the concepts are used in the United States. Reasons for this include lacking a concise literal translation …Continue reading →

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Punxsutawney Phil and Measuring the Wrong Things TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   Every February 2nd Americans gear up for the grand indicator of how much longer winter will be with us – by checking in with a groundhog in Pennsylvania about …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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The Filth and Disgusting Health Behaviors at Wrigley Field TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I came across this little op-ed piece on ESPN.com’s Playbook about Wrigley Field being the grossest sports stadium in the four major North American sports leagues, sharing a little bit …Continue reading →

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Lean is Safety TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | First, let’s understand the concept of safety. Safety is defined as “relative freedom from danger, risk, or threat of harm, injury, or loss to personnel and/or property, whether caused deliberately or by accident” as per BusinessDictionary.com. So being in a safe situation …Continue reading →

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The Melky Cabrera Suspension and Why Continuous Improvement Principles Matter TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | When I first started to write about lean and continuous improvement applications in sports, I was more focused on the business operations – ticket sales, concessions, stadium upkeep, equipment manufacturers, …Continue reading →

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Update TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Back in January I provided a definition to S.M.A.R.T. goals (or smart goals) and also shared a few examples I have for myself. One of those goals is reducing the amount …Continue reading →

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