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Lean or Sushi?? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lean terms regularly applied in Japan don’t always get translated into English when the concepts are used in the United States. Reasons for this include lacking a concise literal translation …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 →

Minnesota Twins Shorten Communication Gaps AND Minimize Beer Keg Transportation TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Here are two quick stories about the Minnesota Twins finding ways to increase efficiency (or productivity, which is probably a better depiction). First, the Twins have enrolled some of their …Continue reading →

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Miami Marlins Suing Season Ticket Holders Over Complaints About Seating TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | While hosting tiny crowds in a tax-financed new stadium with a team that now features no notable superstars, the Miami Marlins have found a new way to ruffle the feathers …Continue reading →

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Lean and the Law of Cosmic Laziness TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | My seventh grade math teacher at my little school in Indiana was a fellow named Matt Aukerman. In addition to being a great teacher and funny guy, he introduced us …Continue reading →

The University of Miami Nevin Shapiro Scandal, 18 Months, and Accountability TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A subject that is due for analysis yet I’ve left untouched is the Nevin Shapiro scandal at the University of Miami in Coral Gables. The NCAA violations resulting from the …Continue reading →

Mobile Beer Vendors Cut Customer Wait Times At Sporting Events TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Russell Watkins of Sempai Lean Consulting in the UK posted a great photo on Twitter this weekend from a soccer (okay, futbol) game he attended: On the plus side, mobile …Continue reading →

Elvis Dumervil

Was Elvis Dumervil a Victim of Bad Process, Bad Technology, or Both? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In one of the quirkiest NFL contract-related events, we present to you new accidental free agent defensive end Elvis Dumervil, formerly of the Denver Broncos. Dumervil, under contract with the …Continue reading →

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Visual Indicators and Habemus Papam!! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Catholics all across the world have been anxiously awaiting the election of a new Pope after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI last month. To indicate that the papal conclave …Continue reading →

Ted Williams

Additional Notes on Efficiency TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On Monday we looked at efficiency with field goal shooting percentages for Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and the Miami Heat’s LeBron James as well as points-per-possession efficiency on offense and defense …Continue reading →

TSA Scan Naked Body Airport Scanner

Goodbye, Unwanted TSA Airport Naked Body Scanners! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last month the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced they were finally doing away with the awkward naked-body scanning imaging systems. When they were first introduced in 2007 they came under …Continue reading →

Super Bowl Power Outage

Could the Super Bowl Power Outage Have Been Prevented? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’ve all been watching the stories fly in over the last 24-36 hours about the power outage at the Superdome during the Super Bowl, so that won’t get rehashed here. …Continue reading →

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Tyrannosaurus Rex = Problem Solver TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | It was the biggest joke pulled on one of the fiercest dinosaurs. Obviously the Tyrannosaurus Rex species did just fine without the assistance of long arms, but it certainly made …Continue reading →

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San Francisco Giants Bobbleheads and Benefits of Supply Meeting Demand TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | CSN Bay Area columnist Andrew Baggarly reports some pretty good news for fans of bobbleheads, the San Francisco Giants, and both bobbleheads and the San Francisco Giants: the team is …Continue reading →

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