2013 BCS National Championship Sun Life Stadium Tailgate

2013 BCS National Championship Tailgating in Miami TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s been a week since my beloved Irish were convincingly thwarted in their effort to win their first college football national championship since the Reagan administration, so I feel I …Continue reading →

What is Lean vs. Six Sigma vs. Kaizen? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Questions I’m asked often – by potential clients and colleagues and friends alike – center around Lean versus Six Sigma, and versus Kaizen. What are the differences between them? When …Continue reading →

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Lean is Marketing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The essence of marketing is the identification of needs a customer aims to have satisfied and providing a solution that will satisfy those needs within four specific categories – the …Continue reading →

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Major League Baseball’s Pace of Play: A Snail-Mail Warning Letter! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So when we last left off discussing the Major League Baseball pace-of-game regulations, we saw that the league has put an auditing process in place (albeit a questionable one) and …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Men’s 100M Final on Broadcast Tape Delay & #NBCFail TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Much has already been made about NBC’s decision to tape-delay the domestic broadcast of popular events at the 2012 London Olympics and how a gulf exists between those American fans …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 →

“I Want Some Nasty!” T-Shirts and Speed to Market TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I have long since railed against overseas production of merchandise and overproduction of inventory well in advance of the known demand. (Need more evidence?) The San Antonio Spurs have (indirectly) …Continue reading →

Sergio Tacchini, Unmet Demand, and Losing Novak Djokovic TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As reported by Darren Rovell with CNBC.com, tennis apparel manufacturer Sergio Tacchini and tennis superstar Novak Djokovic have parted ways. The reason there is a split is because Djokovic has …Continue reading →

GolfNow and Service Process Breakdown TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of the benefits of using Orlando, Florida-based GolfNow is online booking of rounds of golf at many courses around the world at discounted fares. For the convenience of online …Continue reading →

Rushed Orders at Louisville Slugger TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Norfolk Tides pitcher Pat Neshek took a tour of the Louisville Slugger factory while on a road trip and he shared this tweet and photo: Hopefully rushed customer requests happen …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 →

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 →

Toyota Way Principle #2: Continuous Flow TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This image, used as a depiction of a process with minimal waste, was first examined last week with regard to defining what lean is. This timeline shows an ideal state …Continue reading →

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