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What Is Respect For People? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | What we know as Lean and the Toyota Production System is built upon two pillars – one is continuous improvement through process optimization and waste reduction, and the other is …Continue reading →

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Guest Post: NFL Football and #Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today we have a guest blog post from my friend, fellow Lean practitioner, and fellow blogger Christina Kach. She has been a guest blogger for Lean Blitz in the past, …Continue reading →

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Better Technology is NOT Always the Solution to the Problem TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | Last night a segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart poked a little fun (big surprise) at the new and allegedly better technology on Fox News for collecting and …Continue reading →

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The Toyota Way Principle #9 and Notre Dame Football – 2013 Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s August, and that means both pro and college football seasons are coming soon – many college teams will kick off their season at the end of the month. Last …Continue reading →

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Miami Marlins Suing Season Ticket Holders Over Complaints About Seating TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | While hosting tiny crowds in a tax-financed new stadium with a team that now features no notable superstars, the Miami Marlins have found a new way to ruffle the feathers …Continue reading →

Notre Dame Football and the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way – Part 1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Tonight, for the first time since the 1989 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl, the University of Notre Dame will vie for college football’s national title, the 2013 BCS National Championship in Miami. …Continue reading →

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The Toyota Way Principles and Small Business TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’ve finally gotten through all 14 Toyota Way principles and what each of them can mean for business operations. But putting them all together can be a challenge, but certainly one …Continue reading →

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NFL Replacement Officials and Quality Defects TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Principle #5 from The Toyota Way states “Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time.” Through three weeks of the NFL football season …Continue reading →

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Lean Tools: Standardized Work and Best Practices TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s been a long time since I’ve jumped into describing the Lean tools – I broke away to focus on the 14 principles of The Toyota Way, because they were …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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The Melky Cabrera Suspension and Why Continuous Improvement Principles Matter TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | When I first started to write about lean and continuous improvement applications in sports, I was more focused on the business operations – ticket sales, concessions, stadium upkeep, equipment manufacturers, …Continue reading →

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Penn State University and Violation of Mission Statements TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Penn State University continues to suffer the consequences of misplaced priorities. Not only have severe sanctions been applied to the university by the NCAA but now the accreditation status of …Continue reading →

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Stuff I’m Reading – August 8, 2012 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There are ample opportunities for performance improvement in sports business and small business operations that I simply can’t get to it all as issues occur day after day. In addition, …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: 100M Heckler and Doing the Right Thing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday at the Olympics a heckler in the crowd at the track and field stadium threw a plastic bottle at the runners just before the Men’s 100M final. It didn’t …Continue reading →

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