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Brazil Nightclub Fire and Disaster Prevention TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | |   Wow. A horrendous nightclub fire in Brazil has left 230+ patrons dead. This is a complete disaster and horrible situation. My thoughts go out to the victims and their …Continue reading →

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Future State? Blow Up the Current State. TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sometimes when we look to create an ideal future state of a process or situation, we are so heavily anchored in the non-ideal current state that our biases and familiarity …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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Domino’s Pizza Boxes, Standardized Work, and Overproduction TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Just about every time I walk into a Domino’s Pizza shop I encounter a wall of pre-built pizza boxes. These stacks of boxes are generally on a shelf low to …Continue reading →

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Politics and (the Lack of) Root Cause Analysis TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a continuous improvement practitioner, I have a significant disdain for politics. By politics, in this case I’m referring to the democratic elections and campaigning by individuals running for public …Continue reading →

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Lean is Safety TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | First, let’s understand the concept of safety. Safety is defined as “relative freedom from danger, risk, or threat of harm, injury, or loss to personnel and/or property, whether caused deliberately or by accident” as per BusinessDictionary.com. So being in a safe situation …Continue reading →

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Preparing Dublin’s Aviva Stadium for Notre Dame-Navy Football TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In one of this college football generation’s most unique experiences, the University of Notre Dame will take on the U.S. Naval Academy tomorrow morning in Dublin, Ireland at Aviva Stadium. …Continue reading →

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Madden ’13 With Wrong Player Picture TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The newest edition of the EA Sports Madden NFL video game, Madden ’13, came out on Tuesday. Generally football fans, gamers, and players alike are over-the-top excited about the release …Continue reading →

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College Football and the Lack of PDCA TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Pretend for a moment you’re a company with a few manufacturing lines. Some are big, some are small, some are complex, and there’s one that gets a lot of attention …Continue reading →

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Lean Oops!: More Internet Images! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | With as much content that can be found at Reddit.com and ThereIFixedIt.com, this might have to become a regular weekend feature. I hope duct tape isn’t a commonly-used repair tool …Continue reading →

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Lean is a Revenue Driver TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lean is obviously a lot more than just elimination of waste activities in processes. It has the power to impact other areas of operations. One of the projects I managed …Continue reading →

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The Hassle of Rolling Loose Change TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Rolling loose change is a pretty annoying practice. It’s extremely time consuming, to the point that I simply collect coins in a large tin (or large plastic Coke bottle bank) …Continue reading →

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