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ASQ Influential Voices: Sports Industry Manufacturing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In a recent post in his blog A View From The Q, soon-to-be-retiring American Society for Quality (ASQ) CEO Paul Borawski gave a quick evaluation of the results from this …Continue reading →

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Around The Bases: Sochi Olympic Games Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Sochi Olympic Games begin in a couple of weeks – a lot more attention is being given to the enormous cost of hosting the Games, the LGBT uproar, and …Continue reading →

If You Don’t Have Standardized Processes You’re Wasting Money TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | That’s a very bold proclamation, but it’s true. It applies to every type of process – manufacturing toys, cooking burgers, coding medical charts, delivering mail, checking a customer out at …Continue reading →

Rushed Orders at Louisville Slugger TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Norfolk Tides pitcher Pat Neshek took a tour of the Louisville Slugger factory while on a road trip and he shared this tweet and photo: Hopefully rushed customer requests happen …Continue reading →

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Manufacturing Process of Baseballs TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This is a great video on the baseball manufacturing process. So how many wasteful activities did you spot in the process? Here are some things I saw (obviously not comprehensive): …Continue reading →

Lean and Corporate Strategy TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’ve had the chance to talk to with a few companies during my current trip to Georgia and South Carolina about lean programs, implementation, and strategies. Each one was in …Continue reading →

Baseball Trade Show – Mascot Manufacturing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | I had a chance to speak with a company that designs and manufactures mascot suits at the Baseball Trade Show last week. This company’s booth had a few mascot suits …Continue reading →

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Baseball Trade Show – Licensed Merchandise TAGS: | | | | | | | | | On the first day of the Baseball Trade Show I was approached by a manufacturer/distributor of licensed merchandise for Major League Baseball about some issues he expects to encounter. His …Continue reading →

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