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Playing Australian Open In Extreme Heat Shows No Respect For People TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So when it’s winter here in the states, it’s summer in Australia and right now it’s the peak of summer heat in Melbourne, where the Australian Open is playing. It’s …Continue reading →

Baseball Opening Day 2013! What Are Our Business Processes? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Baseball Opening Day has arrived! Tonight the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers will throw out the first pitch of the 2013 MLB season. Banners will be unfurled, famous dignitaries will …Continue reading →

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Some Lean Thoughts From the Road TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Having spent significant time on the road the last month or so, I’ve come across many more opportunities for Kaizen or places where Lean thinking is applied well. ~~~~~~~ Airport …Continue reading →

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A Case for Kanban and Materials Management TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A prominent sports organization in the area (that shall remain nameless) normally uses an outside materials supplier to stock about 200 individual consumable items (paper products, food and drink items, …Continue reading →

Bar Rescue Spike TV Jon Taffer Piratz nightclub bar tavern

Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and Optimizing Restaurants and Nightclub Operations TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Labor Day! Between baseball games, grilling out, running, and kicking off the college football season I was introduced to a show on Spike TV called Bar Rescue, and I’m …Continue reading →

U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber floor Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification 2012 Summer Olympics London. dumb stupid rules lean blitz consulting sports operations

2012 Summer Olympics: Jordyn Wieber and “Dumb, Stupid Rules” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Congratulations are in order for Gabby Douglas, the U.S. gymnast who won the Olympics women’s gymnastics all-around gold medal today, marking the third straight all-around gold medal for the United …Continue reading →

Production of Baseball Bats – From Forest to Field TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a follow-up to the video about the production process for baseballs, Mark Graban of LeanBlog.org passed along this ESPN video about how baseball bats are made. Forest to Field …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday we brought forth a bit of a visual depiction of what lean is and how it can impact a small business or sports organization. Hopefully we demonstrated the level …Continue reading →

Lean Oops: Handicap Parking Space TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yes, I’ve fussed about incorrect usage of parking spots before…but this one is considerably different. This harping is about leadership. There are quite a few things wrong with this photo. …Continue reading →

Lean and Corporate Strategy TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’ve had the chance to talk to with a few companies during my current trip to Georgia and South Carolina about lean programs, implementation, and strategies. Each one was in …Continue reading →

Harvard Business Review

5 Whys and Pointing the Finger TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday, Harvard Business Review posted a video of Eric Ries (identified as their “entrepreneur-in-residence”) showing how to find the “human causes” of technical problems using the 5 Whys approach. (I’d …Continue reading →

Example of Investment and Return with Lean

Lean and the Profit Equation TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To examine the impact lean implementation can have on a business, let’s look at the high-level super-simplified equation for profit. PROFIT = REVENUES – EXPENSES Components of the revenue term …Continue reading →

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