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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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Around The Bases: Super Bowl Concessions Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The concessions available at the Super Bowl will be fantastic, and the outsourced food service provider Delaware North is preparing for the onslaught of concessions demand. The Buffalo, N.Y., company …Continue reading →

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What Professional Wrestling Can Teach Us About Performance Optimization TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Recently I attended a professional wrestling event for the first time ever – WWE Smackdown at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. I am not a wrestling fan by …Continue reading →

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What Brad Stevens Leaving Butler Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Brad Stevens was seemingly part of the next wave of great college basketball coaches – 36 years young, sticking it out with one small Indiana school (Butler University) by turning …Continue reading →

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The 2013 Masters: Low Scores and Standardized Work TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Masters Week is finally here!¬†All of the golf world has descended upon Augusta, Georgia for April 8-14 for the 2013 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Last year …Continue reading →

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LASIK, Eyeglasses, and Eradication vs. Containment TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The most common types of vision correction solutions are eyeglasses and contact lenses. They compensate for the inability to properly focus our eye’s internal tissues comfortably by providing additional focal …Continue reading →

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Punxsutawney Phil and Measuring the Wrong Things TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   Every February 2nd Americans gear up for the grand indicator of how much longer winter will be with us – by checking in with a groundhog in Pennsylvania about …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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What Is Standardized Work (And What Is It Not)? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As this House of Lean diagram shows, the foundation is built on 5S, visual controls, and plant or facility layout. (I tend to lump 5S and layout together because setting …Continue reading →

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NFL Replacement Referees and Lack of Standardized Work TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So, NFL, how are these replacement referees working out for you? Between snagging one off the street who turned out to have significant New Orleans Saints allegiances to the lack …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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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 →

If You Don’t Have Standardized Processes You’re Wasting Money – Part II TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | As indicated in the first post about wasting money by not having standardized work, we now provide an example using a situation commonly found in stadium concession stands. First, let’s …Continue reading →

Overproduction Example: Too Many Boxes! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a refresher, the definition of the lean waste overproduction is the manufacture/assembly/production of more than what is needed at the time. An example of where overproduction can be a) …Continue reading →

Baseball Trade Show – The Oyster TAGS: | | | | | | | “The Oyster” is a new, innovative machine used for cleaning old baseballs. It’s called The Oyster because it shines brown, dingy baseballs back into clean, white “pearl” baseballs. Drop a …Continue reading →

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