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2015 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement – in Nashville! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Greetings from Nashville! I am in town for the 2015 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (#wcqi15 for hashtag lovers)! This will be my third time attending the WCQI …Continue reading →

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Presentation on the Designated Hitter and Root Cause Analysis TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On Tuesday, February 17th, I will be presenting an analysis of the implementation and impact of the designated hitter in Major League Baseball to the Central Savannah River Section (Augusta, …Continue reading →

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Should the Buffalo Bills Play Sunday Despite The Driving Ban? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Significantly cold and snowy weather conditions all across the country have made mid-November feel more like January, and nowhere else in the US is it more pronounced than upstate New …Continue reading →

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ASQ Quality in Athletics: A Call to Action TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The American Society for Quality features a relatively-new special interest group called Quality in Athletics. For the last few months, I’ve been in a mood. An angry mood, the kind of …Continue reading →

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What is Value? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As continuous improvement practitioners we are always discussing value-added versus non-value-added activities. We are also tasked with identifying cheaper or cost-cutting alternatives. Employees are considered valuable if they do the …Continue reading →

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Quality Applications at The Masters – ASQ Section Presentation TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | On Tuesday I presented to the ASQ Central Savannah River section (Augusta, Georgia) on quality applications demonstrated during The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. ASQ Savannah River Section Mtg …Continue reading →

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New Florida State Logo and Bad Supply Chain Communication TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Prior to their football team’s spring game, Florida State University and Nike unveiled a newly-redesigned uniform and set of logos. The changes to the team’s markings has been a source of …Continue reading →

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2014 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement Recap – ASQ WCQI in Dallas TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The 2014 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement is now over. While some of the ASQ Influential Voices have shared their experiences meeting folks and poring through presentations and …Continue reading →

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Around The Bases: Tough Mudder Cow Patties Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Tough Mudder is obviously a very popular endurance race series among the athletic and adventurous young adult population – obstacle courses through rough and dangerous terrain, the thrill of …Continue reading →

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Norman Dale and Listening to Your Team TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue our deep dive into the Lean principle of “Respect for People” we now take a closer look at a fictional basketball coach in a famous sports movie. In Hoosiers famous …Continue reading →

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More Exposed Mistreatment of NFL Cheerleaders TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | After the first in-depth analysis of the unfair treatment of the Raiderettes, the Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, more and more squads of NFL cheerleaders are coming forward sharing similar stories of …Continue reading →

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2014 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Dallas TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Next month I will be attending the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Dallas, Texas. I had a great time attending last year in Indianapolis. While most folks …Continue reading →

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Donald Sterling & “Respect For People” In Sports TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This past week we have seen a pretty notable violation of “respect for people” by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. This incident with the recording of him saying offensive …Continue reading →

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What Is Respect For People? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | What we know as Lean and the Toyota Production System is built upon two pillars – one is continuous improvement through process optimization and waste reduction, and the other is …Continue reading →

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Tennessee Baseball – Nation’s Fastest Field Cleanup TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The University of Tennessee baseball team claims to have the nation’s fastest pregame field cleanup. Before home games the players sprint out to handle cleanup tasks at the end of …Continue reading →

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