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Basketball Is A Big Game Of Competitive #5S TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | If you’ll recall, 5S is a workspace organizational tool that maintains a standard level of cleanliness, material availability, and consistency between workspace users. The 5S tools are: – Sort: Keeping …Continue reading →

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The Filth and Disgusting Health Behaviors at Wrigley Field TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I came across this little op-ed piece on ESPN.com’s Playbook about Wrigley Field being the grossest sports stadium in the four major North American sports leagues, sharing a little bit …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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Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and Optimizing Restaurants and Nightclub Operations TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Labor Day! Between baseball games, grilling out, running, and kicking off the college football season I was introduced to a show on Spike TV called Bar Rescue, and I’m …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: What Does Sort Look Like at a Stadium Office? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (See previous installments about 5S here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. This is a continuation of deeper dives into the lean tools.) Remember, the definition of sort is …Continue reading →

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Lean Tools: 5S, Sustain, and Crowning a Champion TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (The first four sections about 5S with links are Sort, Set In Order, Shine, and Standardize.) WWE heavyweight wrestling champions aren’t crowned because they beat one opponent. They earn the …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 →

Lean Tools: 5S, Shine, and Billy Mays TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of deeper dives into 5S – see posts about sort here and here, and a post about set-in-order here.) When you think of amazing, life-changing, all-in-one, …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S and How Sort is Half the Battle TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Remember those G.I. Joe cartoons from the 80’s where at the end of each episode one of the Joes would teach us a life lesson (about nutrition, honesty, school, etc.)? …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S Will Revolutionize Your Workspace (Or Your Money Back) TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the first in a series of posts about the lean tools.) So now we know about the lean wastes and how they are the enemy of productivity and …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 →

8 Wastes – Overprocessing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the second in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) “Overprocessing” in the food world refers to the continual changing/adding/fortifying/manipulating of materials that takes it …Continue reading →

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