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Stuff I’m Reading – August 8, 2012 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There are ample opportunities for performance improvement in sports business and small business operations that I simply can’t get to it all as issues occur day after day. In addition, …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Fencing Technology Glitch TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Remember what I wrote about processes needing to supercede systems and technology? Failing to do so meant that a chance to win a gold medal was taken away earlier this …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #14: Become a Learning Organization TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series looking at the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way. Here we look at Toyota Way Principle 14.) This is the final principle, the one …Continue reading →

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ESPN Outside the Lines: “What’s Lurking In Your Stadium Food?” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A couple years back ESPN’s Paula Lavigne came out with a startling report about some of the health department findings in various concession stands at major ballparks and stadiums across …Continue reading →

Penn State Football and Toyota Way Principle #1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’m not going to rehash all of the details behind Penn State University’s cover-up of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse allegations and convictions – other outlets are doing a fine …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday we brought forth a bit of a visual depiction of what lean is and how it can impact a small business or sports organization. Hopefully we demonstrated the level …Continue reading →

NCAA Tournament: Is Adding More Teams Better? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In my NCAA Tournament-viewing life, I’ve seen the bracket expand from 48 teams to 64 (with a couple choppy play-in iterations thrown in between), where it remained for many years …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 →

Lean Tools: 5S, Standardize, and the Marching Hundred TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’ve covered the first three steps of 5S – sort (also here), set-in-order, and shine. The good news? Those three steps are everything you need to overhaul a work cell …Continue reading →

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