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A Surge in Major League Baseball Giveaway Defects TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Over the last 30 days, there have been at least three significantly notable Major League Baseball giveaway snafus with roots in poor quality. First, the Colorado Rockies celebrated their superstar …Continue reading →

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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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New Florida State Logo and Bad Supply Chain Communication TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Prior to their football team’s spring game, Florida State University and Nike unveiled a newly-redesigned uniform and set of logos. The changes to the team’s markings has been a source of …Continue reading →

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2014 Masters: Masters Media Guide Reprinting After Eisenhower Tree Felling TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Earlier this winter Augusta suffered through a major ice storm that destroyed trees all over the region. Augusta National Golf Club was no exception and the Eisenhower Tree, one of …Continue reading →

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2014 Masters: Eisenhower Tree Removal Will Change The Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Imagine a manufacturing process that has operated in mostly the same way every year. The same suppliers, the same machines, the same internal process steps. Extremely consistent inputs and outputs, …Continue reading →

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ASQ Influential Voices: Sports Industry Manufacturing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In a recent post in his blog A View From The Q, soon-to-be-retiring American Society for Quality (ASQ) CEO Paul Borawski gave a quick evaluation of the results from this …Continue reading →

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Around The Bases: Super Bowl Concessions Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The concessions available at the Super Bowl will be fantastic, and the outsourced food service provider Delaware North is preparing for the onslaught of concessions demand. The Buffalo, N.Y., company …Continue reading →

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Penn State Football Oversells Tickets to Sold Out Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The opposite of having too much inventory you can’t sell is selling inventory you don’t have and confirming orders you cannot fulfill. Both can be equally costly – inventory absorbs …Continue reading →

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Major League Baseball Expands Instant Replay, Joins 21st Century TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last month it was announced that there would be an expansion of Major League Baseball instant replay use and umpire video reviews of in-game calls, with some process similarities to the NFL’s …Continue reading →

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Obvious Bad Calls and the Case For Instant Replay TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | During last night’s semi-meaningless game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins, this play and subsequent call happened. Umpire CB Bucknor called the runner out. FYI, the rule in …Continue reading →

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Does University Come Before or After the State Name? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | How many times have you wondered if University comes before or after a state name when referring to a college? Not many? Okay, how many times have you heard someone call …Continue reading →

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Why Are Players More Prone to Losing Helmets? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I have been watching football for about 30 years, but have really only genuinely paid attention to football for 25 – hey, a national championship by the local university known as …Continue reading →

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Another College Football Cup Defect, This Time in Missouri TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We have yet another cup typo at a college football game! This one comes to us from the University of Missouri, where they juuuust missed the correct spelling of Toledo. …Continue reading →

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Nike Polos and Defects Leading to Recalls and Rework TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I spend more words beating up on jersey, polo, and t-shirt manufacturers in my posts (see here, here, here, here, here, and here). Truth be told, they are organizations ripe …Continue reading →

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College Football 2013 – More Johnny Football, Notre Dame Fig Thing, and Jersey Snafus TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Welcome to the 2013 college football season! I had the good fortune of spending my weekend in Death Valley for the Georgia-Clemson game, and some observations from that experience will …Continue reading →

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