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Sliding Head First Into First Base Is A Bad Process With A Risky Result TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Why do players think it’s a good idea to slide head first into first base? The baseball season is barely nine games old and already there have been two injuries …Continue reading →

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Addressing The Problem With The NBA Slam Dunk Contest TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has been a cornerstone event during the NBA All-Star Weekend for years – originating in the NBA in 1984, it celebrates captivating physical feats and …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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FMEA and College Basketball on Aircraft Carriers TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A really novel concept – a regular season college basketball game played between high-profile teams outdoors on an aircraft carrier – was introduced last season. It really couldn’t have gone …Continue reading →

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Lean is Safety TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | First, let’s understand the concept of safety. Safety is defined as “relative freedom from danger, risk, or threat of harm, injury, or loss to personnel and/or property, whether caused deliberately or by accident” as per BusinessDictionary.com. So being in a safe situation …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 →

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Toyota Way Principle #8 and Implementing Technology that Helps TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of my current clients has a two-pronged plan for improving a process that is absorbing a lot of resources (people, time, risk, money). The first prong is to optimize …Continue reading →

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