Tennessee Baseball – Nation’s Fastest Field Cleanup
TAGS: 5S | baseball | cleanup | college | consulting | field | fun | kaizen | lean | lean blitz | operations | six sigma | sports | standardized work | tennessee | thinking The University of Tennessee baseball team claims to have the nation’s fastest pregame field cleanup. Before home games the players sprint out to handle cleanup tasks at the end of …Continue reading →
Nike Polos and Defects Leading to Recalls and Rework
TAGS: alabama | college | consulting | defect | football | frank beamer | hubris | inventory | lean | lean blitz | nick saban | nike | operations | polo | process | pullover | quality | recall | rework | sports | swoosh | uni-watch | virginia tech 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 →
Defects, Inventory, and Johnny Football Jerseys
TAGS: aggies | amateur | college | consulting | defect | football | ineligible | inventory | jersey | johnny | lean | lean blitz | manziel | ncaa | process | sports | tamu | texas a&m | transportation | university | warehouse | waste Last year Texas A&M ran into an issue of backordered Johnny Manziel football jerseys – they had not adequately planned for his popularity surge and could not keep his #2 …Continue reading →
NCAA Tournament: Is Adding More Teams Better?
TAGS: 2012 | basketball | blitz | champion | college | dayton | division I | expansion | first | lean | ncaa | ohio | operations | organization | priority | process | sagarin | six sigma | sports | tournament | usa today In my NCAA Tournament-viewing life, I’ve seen the bracket expand from 48 teams to 64 (with a couple choppy play-in iterations thrown in between), where it remained for many years …Continue reading →