ASQ influential voices blog

ASQ Influential Voices: The Value of Appropriate Training TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In August, ASQ CEO Paul Borawski penned his thoughts about companies providing training around quality, using data from the Global State of Quality survey to show that companies with centralized …Continue reading →

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Panera Bread Coffee, Visual Management, and Reduced Motion TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Here’s an opportunity for Panera Bread to implement a slight change to their “equipment” in order to better serve the customers and the operators. The typical Panera Bread coffee customization …Continue reading →

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The Toyota Way Principle #11: Challenging Your Extended Network TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of the projects I’m working on today involves optimizing internal check-in/scheduling/approval processes for a network of stores. With store management and operations management we have found opportunities within those …Continue reading →

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The 14 Lean Principles from The Toyota Way TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | When I first started the Lean Blitz blog, I jumped right into the lean wastes and initial discussion of the lean tools. Looking back, what I should have done was …Continue reading →

Too Many Boxes

Overproduction Example: Too Many Boxes! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a refresher, the definition of the lean waste overproduction is the manufacture/assembly/production of more than what is needed at the time. An example of where overproduction can be a) …Continue reading →

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