What is Value?
TAGS: baseball | bentley | blitz | cheap | chophouse | concessions | consulting | continuous improvement | cow | definition | kia | lean | luxury | operations | process | six sigma | sports consulting | steak | value | what is value As continuous improvement practitioners we are always discussing value-added versus non-value-added activities. We are also tasked with identifying cheaper or cost-cutting alternatives. Employees are considered valuable if they do the …Continue reading →
MLB Instant Replay Still Absorbing A Lot Of Time
TAGS: baseball | blitz | consulting | instant replay | lean | lloyd mcclendon | mlb | mlb instant replay | operations | pace of game | pace of play | process | replay | six sigma | slow | sports | time | transfer rule Because of many obviously-blown calls (well, obvious to everyone but the umpire) in baseball but no means by which to really review and retract judgments, Major League Baseball rightfully decided …Continue reading →
2014 Masters: Temporary Elimination of Masters Security Protocols?
TAGS: augusta national | blitz | consulting | golf | golf club | lean | masters | masters security | operations | process | protocol | safety | securitas | sports | standard work The typical Masters security process and protocol is standard but rigorous – no cell phones or weapons, no outside food or beverage, prepare to walk through a metal detector, and …Continue reading →
2014 Masters: Eisenhower Tree Removal Will Change The Game
TAGS: adam scott | augusta georgia | augusta national golf club | blitz | change | consulting | eisenhower tree | golf | ice storm | ike's tree | lean | lean manufacturing | masters | pax | tournament 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 →
ASQ Quality for Life Video: Lean In Sports
TAGS: american | asq | blitz | consulting | costs | customer satisfaction | interview | lean | non value added time | operations | process | quality | quality for life | society | sports | video 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 →
The Super Bowl Public Transit Gaffe
TAGS: blitz | bruno mars | bus | business operations | consulting | deadspin | disaster | eric grubman | lean | new york | nfl | pdsa | public | subway | super bowl | transit | transportation 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 →
#EarthDay 2013 and Conservation of Resources
TAGS: 2013 | baseball | conservation | consulting | earth day | hot dogs | inventory | lean | lean blitz | operations | sourcing | sports | strategic | transportation | waiting 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 →
The 2013 #Masters: Continuous Flow of Golf Player Groups
TAGS: 2013 | augusta national golf club | balance | bubba watson | continuous flow | golf | lean blitz consulting | marker | masters | operations | pin flag | process | pull | rory mcilroy | sports | threesomes | waiting 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. The Masters, …Continue reading →