The Masters: Temporary Structures TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Welcome to the Lean Blitz blog coverage of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club! Instead of analyzing the actual golf tournament being played on the links, we’ll instead be …Continue reading →

Time for a Lean Blitz Update! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There are a few updates on some previous posts that should be shared. Remember Linsanity? Part of the reason Jeremy Lin got the opportunity to start for the New York …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: What Does Sort Look Like at a Stadium Office? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (See previous installments about 5S here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. This is a continuation of deeper dives into the lean tools.) Remember, the definition of sort is …Continue reading →

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Lean Tools: 5S, Sustain, and Crowning a Champion TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (The first four sections about 5S with links are Sort, Set In Order, Shine, and Standardize.) WWE heavyweight wrestling champions aren’t crowned because they beat one opponent. They earn the …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S, Standardize, and the Marching Hundred TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’ve covered the first three steps of 5S – sort (also here), set-in-order, and shine. The good news? Those three steps are everything you need to overhaul a work cell …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S, Shine, and Billy Mays TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of deeper dives into 5S – see posts about sort here and here, and a post about set-in-order here.) When you think of amazing, life-changing, all-in-one, …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S, Set in Order, and Rosie the Robot TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There is an episode of the Jetsons where George brings home a faulty lugnut from his place of employment, Spacely Sprockets. Because nuts and bolts are apparently like candy to …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S, Sort, and Make the Clutter Stop! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So we covered Sort in yesterday’s post but because it’s the first step in 5S we need to make sure we do it right and leave no stone unturned. We must …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S and How Sort is Half the Battle TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Remember those G.I. Joe cartoons from the 80’s where at the end of each episode one of the Joes would teach us a life lesson (about nutrition, honesty, school, etc.)? …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S Will Revolutionize Your Workspace (Or Your Money Back) TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the first in a series of posts about the lean tools.) So now we know about the lean wastes and how they are the enemy of productivity and …Continue reading →

Oh No! Wastes! Now What Do I Do?: The Lean Tools Primer TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | All this time we’ve talked about the lean wastes. The problems. The money we’re throwing away. The time we’ve spent poorly. And now we’ve gone out and identified them. Excess motion. …Continue reading →

Case Study: University of Notre Dame Football Locker Room “Deep Clean” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | While this is slightly old news now that the college football season comes to a close tonight with the BCS Championship Game, the University of Notre Dame football team experienced …Continue reading →

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Example #3 – Reducing “Stuff” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the third in a series of posts on S.M.A.R.T. goals and their benefits.) One “unusual” goal I set for myself is based on ridding myself of items that …Continue reading →

Target Audience – Part Two TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So who else am I targeting as an audience? There are lots of little improvement opportunities and Lean applications that can have a big impact at home. What can each …Continue reading →

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