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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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USC Trojan’s Student Manager Fired for Deflating Footballs TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   The Trojans of the University of Southern California have recently gotten off of NCAA probation. They are bowl eligible this year but have had scholarship reductions for the next …Continue reading →

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The Toyota Way Principle #11: Challenging Your Extended Network TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts examining the 14 principles from The Toyota Way. Today we’re looking at The Toyota Way principle 11.) One of the projects I’m working on today …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #9: Growing and Developing Leaders TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts about the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way. Today we look at The Toyota Way principle 9.) Yesterday I discussed how a …Continue reading →

Vision and Value TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Everybody has the opportunity to create value, in one fashion or another. A person can merely be a “warm body” that stands in as part of a process creating a …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #8 and Implementing Technology that Helps TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of my current clients has a two-pronged plan for improving a process that is absorbing a lot of resources (people, time, risk, money). The first prong is to optimize …Continue reading →

The Importance of Competence in Lean Leadership TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’m a little bit ashamed to admit this, but I’ve never really had a Lean mentor or had any great Lean leadership ahead of me in my career. There hasn’t …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S, Shine, and Billy Mays TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of deeper dives into 5S – see posts about sort here and here, and a post about set-in-order here.) When you think of amazing, life-changing, all-in-one, …Continue reading →

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