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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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“Be Lean” vs. “Do Lean” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s common for companies to hear about the great benefits Lean and Six Sigma can bring about in their organizations – they hear about the streamlining of processes and gained …Continue reading →

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2014 Masters: How Weather Affects Concessions and Masters Merchandise Inventories TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Typically springtime weather in all parts of the country is crazy and hard to predict, but the last three years have seen upwards of 90-degree temperatures during The Masters Tournament …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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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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Royals Fan Sues Team After Hot Dog Injury TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This past season a fan attending a Kansas City Royals baseball game was injured by a hot dog thrown at him by the Royals mascot Sluggerrr. Now he is suing …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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Defects, Inventory, and Johnny Football Jerseys TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last year Texas A&M ran into an issue of backordered Johnny Manziel football jerseys – they had not adequately planned for his popularity surge and could not keep his #2 …Continue reading →

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Defects and the Aaron Hernandez Jersey Exchange Fallout TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Very quickly, one of the strongest NFL position groups – New England Patriots’ tight end – is becoming a weakness. First, Rob Gronkowski had another surgery earlier this week, and …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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#EarthDay 2013 and Conservation of Resources TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today is Earth Day 2013, and the Earth Day mission is to promote actions toward environmental protection and conservation. The focus of Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change. …Continue reading →

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The #2013 Masters: On-Site Masters Logistics and Materials Supply Chain TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Masters Week is finally here! All of the golf world has descended upon Augusta, Georgia for April 8-14 for the 2013 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta National …Continue reading →

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A #Lean Look at the #Baseball Jersey Manufacturing Process TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Rob Neyer of SBNation shared this great video from the YES Network on how Majestic manufactures the game jerseys for the New York Yankees. With an eye on the eight …Continue reading →

Minnesota Twins Shorten Communication Gaps AND Minimize Beer Keg Transportation TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Here are two quick stories about the Minnesota Twins finding ways to increase efficiency (or productivity, which is probably a better depiction). First, the Twins have enrolled some of their …Continue reading →

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