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Toyota Way Principle #13: Decide Slowly Through Consensus, Implement Rapidly TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts covering the 14 principles from The Toyota Way. Today we’re examining The Toyota Way principle 13.) One of the risks of implementing changes or …Continue reading →

Standardized Work – Speed vs. Consistency TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s safe to say that it’s ideal to have processes move as fast and consistently as possible. Speed and consistency are two big contributing factors toward productivity and efficiency. But …Continue reading →

from The Food Pornographer

Worst Case Scenario for All-You-Can-Eat Events TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I have a more in-depth analysis of this type of event coming later, but a worst-case scenario has come to light today. The Augusta GreenJackets minor league team have introduced …Continue reading →

Defective Product and Making a Wrong Turn TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue the unintentional theme of cars as metaphors for lean… I equate the creation of defective products and services to making a wrong turn and getting lost while driving. …Continue reading →

Football Production Process – How Much Waste Is There? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue the series of posts on how sports equipment is made (see baseballs and bats as well) here’s the video from SBNation on Wilson’s production process for NFL footballs. …Continue reading →

So What Is Lean Anyway? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We should step back and start from the beginning. Lean Blitz has already looked at the lean wastes, started to review some of the lean tools, and touched on the …Continue reading →

Overproduction, Defects, and How Disney’s “John Carter” Might Flop TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The process of Hollywood movie production has always appeared to work contrary to lean principles. Studios will invest lots of money on talent, technology, time, and marketing for films that …Continue reading →

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Spotting Waste at the Stadium: Concessions TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So now we’ve identified the eight lean wastes and dug deeper into what kinds of havoc they can wreak on resources. Let’s go see if we can find these wastes …Continue reading →

8 Wastes – Excess Production TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the eighth in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) First a definition, then a story. Overproduction is similar to excess inventory in that there’s …Continue reading →

Defects Example – Dallas Cowboys Championship Gear TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sunday night, the New York (Football) Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys for the 2011 NFC East Championship. As is a newfangled popular custom with professional sports teams on the verge …Continue reading →

Defects Example – FedEx Office TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | My experience at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Dallas has provided me with an excellent illustration of where defects can be costly for consumers and for suppliers. I chose to …Continue reading →

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8 Lean Wastes – Defects/Scrap/Rework TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | (This is the first in a series of deeper dives into the eight Lean wastes. Today we start with the Lean waste defects.) Defective products can sap resources multiple times …Continue reading →

The Eight Lean Wastes – A Primer TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So I’ve mentioned becoming more efficient by reducing waste. “Waste” is generally described as trash or stuff we throw away but there’s actually a more broad definition that goes beyond …Continue reading →

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