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Penn State Football Oversells Tickets to Sold Out Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The opposite of having too much inventory you can’t sell is selling inventory you don’t have and confirming orders you cannot fulfill. Both can be equally costly – inventory absorbs …Continue reading →

TSA Scan Naked Body Airport Scanner

Goodbye, Unwanted TSA Airport Naked Body Scanners! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last month the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced they were finally doing away with the awkward naked-body scanning imaging systems. When they were first introduced in 2007 they came under …Continue reading →

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Lean is Marketing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The essence of marketing is the identification of needs a customer aims to have satisfied and providing a solution that will satisfy those needs within four specific categories – the …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 →

from The Food Pornographer

Worst Case Scenario for All-You-Can-Eat Events TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I have a more in-depth analysis of this type of event coming later, but a worst-case scenario has come to light today. The Augusta GreenJackets minor league team have introduced …Continue reading →

Defective Product and Making a Wrong Turn TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue the unintentional theme of cars as metaphors for lean… I equate the creation of defective products and services to making a wrong turn and getting lost while driving. …Continue reading →

NFL Draft – Player Names on Jerseys TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Thursday night featured the first round of the NFL Draft in New York. One of the most notable things about the prime time coverage of the draft was the players …Continue reading →

So What Is Lean Anyway? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We should step back and start from the beginning. Lean Blitz has already looked at the lean wastes, started to review some of the lean tools, and touched on the …Continue reading →

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Spotting Waste at the Stadium: Concessions TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So now we’ve identified the eight lean wastes and dug deeper into what kinds of havoc they can wreak on resources. Let’s go see if we can find these wastes …Continue reading →

Defects Example – FedEx Office TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | My experience at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Dallas has provided me with an excellent illustration of where defects can be costly for consumers and for suppliers. I chose to …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 →

The Eight Lean Wastes – A Primer TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So I’ve mentioned becoming more efficient by reducing waste. “Waste” is generally described as trash or stuff we throw away but there’s actually a more broad definition that goes beyond …Continue reading →

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