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Mount St. Mary’s Wins Tournament Game With Six Men On The Court TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball team’s season record is 16-16 – had they not won the NEC Tournament (and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament) they would not …Continue reading →

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Royals Fan Sues Team After Hot Dog Injury TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This past season a fan attending a Kansas City Royals baseball game was injured by a hot dog thrown at him by the Royals mascot Sluggerrr. Now he is suing …Continue reading →

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How to Better Error-Proof a Stadium Color-Out TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last Saturday, in an example of what has come into vogue with college sports recently, Notre Dame attempted a “green-out” of Notre Dame Stadium during their game against Oklahoma. The …Continue reading →

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Lean or Sushi?? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lean terms regularly applied in Japan don’t always get translated into English when the concepts are used in the United States. Reasons for this include lacking a concise literal translation …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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The Hassle of Rolling Loose Change TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Rolling loose change is a pretty annoying practice. It’s extremely time consuming, to the point that I simply collect coins in a large tin (or large plastic Coke bottle bank) …Continue reading →

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Imagery of Poka-Yoke TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A quick little background on “poka-yoke.” Also written by others as “pokayoke” or “poka yoke,” it all refers to error-proofing or mistake-proofing. And what do those terms mean? Why, making …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Women’s Gymnastics Vault Problems in Sydney Olympics TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Many of you watched women’s gymnastics at the Olympics this year, so you got the chance to see the gymnasts perform the vault event using a vaulting table. However, twelve …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 →

Oh No! Wastes! Now What Do I Do?: The Lean Tools Primer TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | All this time we’ve talked about the lean wastes. The problems. The money we’re throwing away. The time we’ve spent poorly. And now we’ve gone out and identified them. Excess motion. …Continue reading →

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What Moneyball Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The book Moneyball by Michael Lewis was a paradigm-shifting revelation to the way baseball front offices evaluated and valued players – greater focus on specific statistics (on-base percentage) and valuing the …Continue reading →

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8 Lean Wastes – Defects/Scrap/Rework TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | (This is the first in a series of deeper dives into the eight Lean wastes. Today we start with the Lean waste defects.) Defective products can sap resources multiple times …Continue reading →

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