New Florida State Logo

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: 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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ASQ Quality for Life Video: Lean In Sports TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last year at the American Society for Quality (ASQ) World Conference on Quality and Improvement I had the opportunity to record an interview about how Lean and quality can have …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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The Super Bowl Public Transit Gaffe TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of the big issues with New York hosting the Super Bowl was the intense security and limited access to the stadium grounds (no cars allowed, can’t walk to the …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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Toronto Star Article about Buffalo Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | Earlier this year I wrote a post about how the New York Mets were changing their AAA affiliate from the Buffalo Bisons to the Las Vegas 51s and that they …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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New York Mets Triple-A Team Now 2,200 Miles Away TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Starting this season, the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets have essentially swapped Triple-A affiliates. The Las Vegas 51s are the new Triple-A affiliate of the Mets and …Continue reading →

Baseball Opening Day 2013! What Are Our Business Processes? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Baseball Opening Day has arrived! Tonight the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers will throw out the first pitch of the 2013 MLB season. Banners will be unfurled, famous dignitaries will …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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