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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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A #Lean Look at the #Baseball Jersey Manufacturing Process TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Rob Neyer of SBNation shared this great video from the YES Network on how Majestic manufactures the game jerseys for the New York Yankees. With an eye on the eight …Continue reading →

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Why Overpurchasing Is Wasteful TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s very easy to get caught up in volume discounts – buy more at one time or buy earlier, and we’ll give you a price break on each piece. It …Continue reading →

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Modell’s Gets Burned on Tebow Jerseys and Linsanity TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ESPN’s Darren Rovell shared an enlightening article today about the gambles taken by the sports merchandise store Modell’s in New York. Between “betting big” on Linsanity by ordering a slew …Continue reading →

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“We Don’t Have Time for Kaizen” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In a past career stop, I was in a manufacturing production meeting providing a recap of a failed Kaizen event held on the shop floor the day earlier. The event …Continue reading →

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The High Cost of Penny Production TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In recent years I’ve heard rumors that the production costs and materials of a penny are greater than the value of the penny itself. In high school chemistry I recall …Continue reading →

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Domino’s Pizza Boxes, Standardized Work, and Overproduction TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Just about every time I walk into a Domino’s Pizza shop I encounter a wall of pre-built pizza boxes. These stacks of boxes are generally on a shelf low to …Continue reading →

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Lean Tools: Standardized Work and Best Practices TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s been a long time since I’ve jumped into describing the Lean tools – I broke away to focus on the 14 principles of The Toyota Way, because they were …Continue reading →

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College Football and the Lack of PDCA TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Pretend for a moment you’re a company with a few manufacturing lines. Some are big, some are small, some are complex, and there’s one that gets a lot of attention …Continue reading →

2012 Summer Olympics: North Korean Flag Flub at Olympic Soccer Match TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Despite the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies occurring on Friday, some of the sports like soccer have already kicked off qualifying matches. It didn’t take long for an organizational gaffe …Continue reading →

“I Want Some Nasty!” T-Shirts and Speed to Market TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I have long since railed against overseas production of merchandise and overproduction of inventory well in advance of the known demand. (Need more evidence?) The San Antonio Spurs have (indirectly) …Continue reading →

Sergio Tacchini, Unmet Demand, and Losing Novak Djokovic TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As reported by Darren Rovell with CNBC.com, tennis apparel manufacturer Sergio Tacchini and tennis superstar Novak Djokovic have parted ways. The reason there is a split is because Djokovic has …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #5 – Identifying Problems TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As previously posted, the fifth principle from The Toyota Way: “Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time.” In order to stop and …Continue reading →

Football Production Process – How Much Waste Is There? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue the series of posts on how sports equipment is made (see baseballs and bats as well) here’s the video from SBNation on Wilson’s production process for NFL footballs. …Continue reading →

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