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Panera Bread Coffee, Visual Management, and Reduced Motion TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Here’s an opportunity for Panera Bread to implement a slight change to their “equipment” in order to better serve the customers and the operators. The typical Panera Bread coffee customization …Continue reading →

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A Case for Kanban and Materials Management TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A prominent sports organization in the area (that shall remain nameless) normally uses an outside materials supplier to stock about 200 individual consumable items (paper products, food and drink items, …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #12: Go and See For Yourself TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   (This is part of a series of posts covering the 14 principles from The Toyota Way. Today we’re looking at The Toyota Way principle 12.) It’s extremely commonplace in today’s data-driven …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #7 – Visual Controls TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   (This is part of a series of posts examining the 14 principles of The Toyota Way. Today we’re looking at The Toyota Way principle 7 about visual controls.) We’ve …Continue reading →

Know Why You’re Being Paid TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This past weekend I visited some friends in Columbia, South Carolina and they shared horror stories of a trio of rats that have invaded their house’s walls. One of those …Continue reading →

Visual Management and Strawberry Jam TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Every couple of years my mother and I get together to make batches of strawberry jam. She’s made freezer jams for as long as I’ve been alive, and since I’ve …Continue reading →

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