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 →
Quality Applications at The Masters – ASQ Section Presentation
TAGS: american society for quality | applications | asq | augusta national golf club | blitz | consulting | golf | lean | luke donald | masters | quality | safety | six sigma On Tuesday I presented to the ASQ Central Savannah River section (Augusta, Georgia) on quality applications demonstrated during The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. ASQ Savannah River Section Mtg …Continue reading →
New Florida State Logo and Bad Supply Chain Communication
TAGS: blitz | change | china | consulting | design | face | flexible | florida state | football | guy moore | lean | licenses | logo | low price | merchandise | nike | obsolete | operations | process | six sigma | spear | sports | spring game | tallahassee | uniform 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 →
Norman Dale and Listening to Your Team
TAGS: basketball | blitz | consulting | final shot | hickory | hoosiers | huskers | jimmy chitwood | jimmy chitwood final shot | lean | movie | norman dale | operations | process | six sigma | sports To continue our deep dive into the Lean principle of “Respect for People” we now take a closer look at a fictional basketball coach in a famous sports movie. In Hoosiers famous …Continue reading →
More Exposed Mistreatment of NFL Cheerleaders
TAGS: bills | blitz | buffalo | cheerleaders | consulting | jills | lean | nfl | operations | process | respect for people | six sigma | sports After the first in-depth analysis of the unfair treatment of the Raiderettes, the Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, more and more squads of NFL cheerleaders are coming forward sharing similar stories of …Continue reading →
What Is Respect For People?
TAGS: blitz | buddhism | consulting | dignity | ethics | honesty | honor | integrity | lean | respect | respect for people | six sigma | toyota | toyota production system | toyota way | treatment | truth 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 →
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: Bubba Golf and Kaizen Thinking
TAGS: augusta national | blitz | bubba golf | bubba watson | champion | clubs | consulting | golf | ideas | kaizen | lean | masters | operations | process | sports Bubba Watson is in the last pairing for the final round of The Masters at Augusta National today. He is a past Masters champion, having won in 2012 in a …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 →