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The Toyota Way Principle #9 and Notre Dame Football – 2013 Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s August, and that means both pro and college football seasons are coming soon – many college teams will kick off their season at the end of the month. Last …Continue reading →

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Should The NFL Be Worried About The Increase In Player Arrests? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Earlier this month I gave two presentations – one was an overview of Lean to a group of call center managers, and the other a deep dive into identifying proper …Continue reading →

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Guest Post: Rob Gronkowski’s Back Surgery and Post-Op Infections TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today we have another guest post from fellow blogger Mark Graban of LeanBlog.org, one of the top-read blogs about Lean today. Mark is a Lean consultant in healthcare and frequent keynote speaker at …Continue reading →

Genchi Genbutsu & Manti Te’o’s Draft Stock TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We have been inundated with the story of Manti Te’o and the girlfriend hoax, especially this past weekend as the NFL Draft unfolded. Te’o is one of the most award-decorated …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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Punxsutawney Phil and Measuring the Wrong Things TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   Every February 2nd Americans gear up for the grand indicator of how much longer winter will be with us – by checking in with a groundhog in Pennsylvania about …Continue reading →

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NBA and NFL Draft Eligibility Restrictions – Why? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NBA and NFL both have eligiblity restrictions on draftable players, and those restrictions are very quickly being called into question. The NBA implemented a rule in 2005 that required …Continue reading →

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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 →

The NFL Pro Bowl and Focusing On Things That Matter TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There is serious talk at the highest league levels about discontinuing the NFL Pro Bowl, and for very good reason. – The game really only serves as a vacation for …Continue reading →

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Sprinklers Spring Up During NFL Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A couple weekends ago at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the Seattle Seahawks were battling the Miami Dolphins in a hard-fought one-score game…when this happened. Whoops. Many stadiums (if not …Continue reading →

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Long Lead Times on Johnny Football Texas A&M Jerseys TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Texas A&M’s redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel has certainly earned his nickname “Johnny Football” for both his passing and running abilities in leading his school to a solid season of …Continue reading →

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NFL Replacement Officials and Quality Defects TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Principle #5 from The Toyota Way states “Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time.” Through three weeks of the NFL football season …Continue reading →

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NFL Replacement Referees and Lack of Standardized Work TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So, NFL, how are these replacement referees working out for you? Between snagging one off the street who turned out to have significant New Orleans Saints allegiances to the lack …Continue reading →

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NFL Replacement Referee Pulled from Covering Favorite Team’s Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It is a basic expectation of sports fans, managers, organizations, and officials that a high-quality game umpire or referee is unbiased to the outcome of matches and to the participants. …Continue reading →

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