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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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Addressing The Problem With The NBA Slam Dunk Contest TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has been a cornerstone event during the NBA All-Star Weekend for years – originating in the NBA in 1984, it celebrates captivating physical feats and …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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Team Websites Facilitate the Sales Process TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lean is the operational management philosophy about providing exactly what the client wants, when they want it, and in the condition/location where they want it, all while doing it as …Continue reading →

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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 →

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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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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 →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Wembley Stadium Stops Taking Visa Cards TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Wembley Stadium management elected to stop accepting Visa cards as payment for tickets and concessions after some faults in the system developed at the cash registers during a soccer game …Continue reading →

The Big Oops with the Barclays Center TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | You know the phrases “too many chefs in the kitchen” and “too many Chiefs, not enough Indians” or “a camel is a horse designed by a committee?” Too many people …Continue reading →

Opening Day at Turner Field TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I had the opportunity to roll over to Atlanta for Opening Day for the Braves against the Milwaukee Brewers. While I did a lot more game watching than operations observing, …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S and How Sort is Half the Battle TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Remember those G.I. Joe cartoons from the 80’s where at the end of each episode one of the Joes would teach us a life lesson (about nutrition, honesty, school, etc.)? …Continue reading →

The Five Whys: Another Example TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Who doesn’t love team mascots on motorized vehicles? The idea of a moose or raccoon or a…Phanatic on an ATV – hilarious! Well, I do know of an example of …Continue reading →

Lean is NOT Just About Cutting Costs TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | One of the important elements of lean and continuous improvement that it isn’t only about cutting expenses through waste reduction and elimination. Yes, lower costs is certainly a by-product of …Continue reading →

CNBC.com – MSG’s “Foxwoods Final Five” TAGS: | | | | | | CNBC.com’s Darren Rovell reports that, in teams’ overall effort to become more creative with sponsorship sales, Madison Square Garden in New York has found a new piece of inventory: game …Continue reading →

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