Overproduction, Defects, and How Disney’s “John Carter” Might Flop TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The process of Hollywood movie production has always appeared to work contrary to lean principles. Studios will invest lots of money on talent, technology, time, and marketing for films that …Continue reading →

Overproduction Example: Too Many Boxes! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a refresher, the definition of the lean waste overproduction is the manufacture/assembly/production of more than what is needed at the time. An example of where overproduction can be a) …Continue reading →

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Spotting Waste at the Stadium: Concessions TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So now we’ve identified the eight lean wastes and dug deeper into what kinds of havoc they can wreak on resources. Let’s go see if we can find these wastes …Continue reading →

Finding Waste at the Stadium: Guest Blog Post for LeanBlog.org TAGS: | | | | | | | | I provided a guest blog post on finding the eight lean wastes at stadiums for Mark Graban at LeanBlog.org. Give it a read here! Mark is a well-respected author, speaker, …Continue reading →

8 Wastes – Excess Production TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the eighth in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) First a definition, then a story. Overproduction is similar to excess inventory in that there’s …Continue reading →

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Example #2: Save Teams Over $1M in 2012 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the second in a series about setting S.M.A.R.T. goals and the benefits they provide.) So this S.M.A.R.T. goal is less an example and more about the actual mission …Continue reading →

8 Lean Wastes – Inventory TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the sixth in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) Excess inventory is a significant problem in that is affects business operations in many ways …Continue reading →

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