ASQ Influential Voices: Why is Strategy Important?
TAGS: asq | bill troy | blitz | consulting | cost | delivery | hoshin | influential voices | kanri | lean | operations | planning | priority | process | quality | safety | sports | sqdc boards | strategy This month’s entry from ASQ’s A View From The Q blog, written by ASQ CEO Bill Troy, centers around strategy – specifically, what is the purpose of strategy and how …Continue reading →
Quality Systems and Notre Dame Football Suspensions
TAGS: blitz | consulting | davaris daniels | football | ishaq williams | keivarae russell | kendall moore | lean | national title game | ncaa | notre dame | operations | process | sports | suspensions The University of Notre Dame football program has taken a significant hit this past week, as four players – three slated as starters – are under investigation for academic misconduct. …Continue reading →
ASQ TV Features Quality in Athletics
TAGS: asq | blitz | champions | consulting | futbol | iso 9001 | lean | liga mx | monarcas morelia | operations | process | quality | quality in athletics | quality systems | Soccer | sports | tiscc | tiscc chart Last month ASQ TV featured many elements and applications of quality in sports organizations in addition to bringing attention to the ASQ Quality in Athletics special interest group. Here are …Continue reading →
ASQ Quality in Athletics: A Call to Action
TAGS: asq | athletics | blitz | consulting | continuous improvement | group | lean | nfl | operations | process | qatar world cup | quality | quality in athletics | richie incognito | safety | six sigma | sports | steroids The American Society for Quality features a relatively-new special interest group called Quality in Athletics. For the last few months, I’ve been in a mood. An angry mood, the kind of …Continue reading →
What Your Father Can Teach You About Lean
TAGS: augusta national golf club | blitz | cars | consulting | directions | education | fathers day | free throw | golf | happy fathers day | lean | lean consulting | operations | process | rework | spark plugs | sports | time | training Happy Fathers Day to all of the dads, grandpas, great-grandpas, uncles, and dads soon-to-be out there. Fathers Day has evolved a little bit into a day of phone calls, golf, …Continue reading →
What is Value?
TAGS: baseball | bentley | blitz | cheap | chophouse | concessions | consulting | continuous improvement | cow | definition | kia | lean | luxury | operations | process | six sigma | sports consulting | steak | value | what is value As continuous improvement practitioners we are always discussing value-added versus non-value-added activities. We are also tasked with identifying cheaper or cost-cutting alternatives. Employees are considered valuable if they do the …Continue reading →
New Florida State Logo and Bad Supply Chain Communication
TAGS: blitz | change | china | consulting | design | face | flexible | florida state | football | guy moore | lean | licenses | logo | low price | merchandise | nike | obsolete | operations | process | six sigma | spear | sports | spring game | tallahassee | uniform Prior to their football team’s spring game, Florida State University and Nike unveiled a newly-redesigned uniform and set of logos. The changes to the team’s markings has been a source of …Continue reading →
Norman Dale and Listening to Your Team
TAGS: basketball | blitz | consulting | final shot | hickory | hoosiers | huskers | jimmy chitwood | jimmy chitwood final shot | lean | movie | norman dale | operations | process | six sigma | sports To continue our deep dive into the Lean principle of “Respect for People” we now take a closer look at a fictional basketball coach in a famous sports movie. In Hoosiers famous …Continue reading →