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Tennessee Baseball – Nation’s Fastest Field Cleanup TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 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 →

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“Be Lean” vs. “Do Lean” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s common for companies to hear about the great benefits Lean and Six Sigma can bring about in their organizations – they hear about the streamlining of processes and gained …Continue reading →

Hitting the Reset Button for 2014 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | As I posted in late 2013, 2013 was both a good year and a pretty tough year. There are three reasons behind why 2013 was difficult: – One was a …Continue reading →

Waving Goodbye to 2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In short, 2013 was a pretty tough year, both personally and professionally. Some really great opportunities presented themselves, while I also found there is a great deal of professional growth …Continue reading →

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Happy Holidays from Lean Blitz Consulting TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I have been absent from posting new Lean/continuous improvement content for the last month and a half, for which I apologize. Reasons for this will begin coming out in the …Continue reading →

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers and MRSA Outbreak Strikes Again TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Three players for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been diagnosed with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) this season, including one player who has been hit twice with the infection. Kicker …Continue reading →

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Better Technology is NOT Always the Solution to the Problem TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | Last night a segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart poked a little fun (big surprise) at the new and allegedly better technology on Fox News for collecting and …Continue reading →

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Penn State Football Oversells Tickets to Sold Out Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The opposite of having too much inventory you can’t sell is selling inventory you don’t have and confirming orders you cannot fulfill. Both can be equally costly – inventory absorbs …Continue reading →

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Pink NFL Penalty Flags Surprisingly Cause Confusion TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | Starting last Thursday, the NFL will bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month the same way they have for the last few years – players, coaches, and officials will sport …Continue reading →

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Major League Baseball Expands Instant Replay, Joins 21st Century TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last month it was announced that there would be an expansion of¬†Major League Baseball instant replay¬†use and umpire video reviews of in-game calls, with some process similarities to the NFL’s …Continue reading →

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Lack of Standardization of Major League Baseball Fields TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | I’ve mentioned before that baseball prides itself on its symmetry and lack of rule changes over the years – the game 100 years ago is roughly the same game it …Continue reading →

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How to Better Error-Proof a Stadium Color-Out TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last Saturday, in an example of what has come into vogue with college sports recently, Notre Dame attempted a “green-out” of Notre Dame Stadium during their game against Oklahoma. The …Continue reading →

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Obvious Bad Calls and the Case For Instant Replay TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | During last night’s semi-meaningless game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins, this play and subsequent call happened. Umpire CB Bucknor called the runner out. FYI, the rule in …Continue reading →

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Is the NFL Concussion Settlement Enough? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of the biggest elephant-in-the-room topics related to sports AND safety is concussions and other forms of brain damage caused by playing football. There’s so much new information, so much …Continue reading →

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What the Trent Richardson Deal Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | NFL trades happen very infrequently, especially in the middle of the season. Offensive and defensive systems all have steep learning curves, and to swap out pieces of the specialized schemes …Continue reading →

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