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Better Technology is NOT Always the Solution to the Problem TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | Last night a segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart poked a little fun (big surprise) at the new and allegedly better technology on Fox News for collecting and …Continue reading →

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ASQ Influential Voices: Quality Questions & Challenges TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Day After Independence Day, America! I hope that everyone reading this today had a very smart and safe holiday. As a member of the ASQ Influential Voices, I provide …Continue reading →

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The Indianapolis 500 and Continuous Improvement TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Indianapolis 500, which runs every Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, is nicknamed “the greatest spectacle in racing” but it can also be considered the proving ground for many breakthrough …Continue reading →

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Was Elvis Dumervil a Victim of Bad Process, Bad Technology, or Both? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In one of the quirkiest NFL contract-related events, we present to you new accidental free agent defensive end Elvis Dumervil, formerly of the Denver Broncos. Dumervil, under contract with the …Continue reading →

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A Visit to TEDxColumbiaSC TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I had the great thrill of attending the TEDx event TEDxColumbiaSC on Monday. For those of you unfamiliar, TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a non-profit organization …Continue reading →

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Sprinklers Spring Up During NFL Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A couple weekends ago at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the Seattle Seahawks were battling the Miami Dolphins in a hard-fought one-score game…when this happened. Whoops. Many stadiums (if not …Continue reading →

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Defective Voting Machines During 2012 Election TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday a video was posted online of someone trying to use the electronic voting booth machine with some potential unintended consequences. Defective voting machines!! That could be a big problem. …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 →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Fencing Technology Glitch TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Remember what I wrote about processes needing to supercede systems and technology? Failing to do so meant that a chance to win a gold medal was taken away earlier this …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 →

Using Toyota Way Principle #8 on Everyday Technology TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of a series of posts reviewing the principles of The Toyota Way.) As previously mentioned, the eighth principle from The Toyota Way states: “Use only reliable, …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #8: Use The Proper Technology TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is a continuation of a series of posts on the principles of The Toyota Way.) Technological advancements over the years have been a part of many breakthrough process improvements. …Continue reading →

The 14 Principles from The Toyota Way TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | When I first started the Lean Blitz blog, I jumped right into the Lean wastes and initial discussion of the Lean tools. Looking back, what I should have done was …Continue reading →

Happy April Fools Day! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | First of all, no April Fools pranks being pulled here. I did, however, want to share a couple of links and some programming updates. Mark Graban at LeanBlog.org has a …Continue reading →

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