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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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Better Technology is NOT Always the Solution to the Problem TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | Last night a segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart poked a little fun (big surprise) at the new and allegedly better technology on Fox News for collecting and …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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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 →

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Was Elvis Dumervil a Victim of Bad Process, Bad Technology, or Both? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In one of the quirkiest NFL contract-related events, we present to you new accidental free agent defensive end Elvis Dumervil, formerly of the Denver Broncos. Dumervil, under contract with the …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 →

2013 BCS National Championship and Silly Rules About Parking TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a lifelong lover of all things Notre Dame (for example, using them as examples in previous articles), I cannot put into words my level of excitement for the 2013 …Continue reading →

What Else Can Lean Implementation Save You? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s been written extensively in this space that by reducing the lean process wastes through applying the lean tools you can streamline your operations and make better use of your scarce …Continue reading →

If You Don’t Have Standardized Processes You’re Wasting Money TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | That’s a very bold proclamation, but it’s true. It applies to every type of process – manufacturing toys, cooking burgers, coding medical charts, delivering mail, checking a customer out at …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #4: Level Out the Workload TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the fifth post in a series about the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way.) As previously stated, the ideal process will have implemented continuous flow featuring time-balanced process …Continue reading →

Questionable Sign Usage & Moving Trucks TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A couple of weeks ago I posted about the process of moving south and sorting through belongings during packing and loading. I came across something that really stuck out to …Continue reading →

Football Production Process – How Much Waste Is There? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue the series of posts on how sports equipment is made (see baseballs and bats as well) here’s the video from SBNation on Wilson’s production process for NFL footballs. …Continue reading →

Production of Baseball Bats – From Forest to Field TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a follow-up to the video about the production process for baseballs, Mark Graban of LeanBlog.org passed along this ESPN video about how baseball bats are made. Forest to Field …Continue reading →

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Manufacturing Process of Baseballs TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This is a great video on the baseball manufacturing process. So how many wasteful activities did you spot in the process? Here are some things I saw (obviously not comprehensive): …Continue reading →

Overprocessing Example: Protective Bags TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a quick refresher, the lean waste overprocessing is the application of extra work, process steps, or effort than is required by the end customer. Sometimes “going the extra mile” …Continue reading →

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