Daytona International Speedway and “Our Safety Protocols Worked” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday’s Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway was marred by a final lap pileup of cars sprinting to the finish line. One of those cars, driven by #34 Kyle …Continue reading →

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Lean Oops!: Slightly Political Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As is a theme that I hope continues, here are some more Lean Oops! scenarios courtesy of contributors to Reddit.

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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 →

Using Toyota Way Principle #8 on Everyday Technology TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of a series of posts reviewing the principles of The Toyota Way.) As previously mentioned, the eighth principle from The Toyota Way states: “Use only reliable, …Continue reading →

Restocking Points and Gas Tanks TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | An excellent example of restocking/reorder points (with pull or kanban systems) is your car’s gas tank. Here’s why. There’s a maximum amount of product you can stock – when the …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #5: Stopping to Fix Problems TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It really pains me to see cars tape up body fixtures like broken tail lights. It looks so tacky AND fails to provide suitable coverage and protection. Sure, it’s a …Continue reading →

Lean Oops: Not-So-Compact Car TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Well, so much for visual factory. I suppose it would only make sense to put a “Compact Car” label on the ground if it would genuinely only fit a compact …Continue reading →

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