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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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The Toyota Way Principle #9 and Notre Dame Football – 2013 Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s August, and that means both pro and college football seasons are coming soon – many college teams will kick off their season at the end of the month. Last …Continue reading →

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Miami Marlins Suing Season Ticket Holders Over Complaints About Seating TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | While hosting tiny crowds in a tax-financed new stadium with a team that now features no notable superstars, the Miami Marlins have found a new way to ruffle the feathers …Continue reading →

Notre Dame Football and the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way – Part 1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Tonight, for the first time since the 1989 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl, the University of Notre Dame will vie for college football’s national title, the 2013 BCS National Championship in Miami. …Continue reading →

What is Lean vs. Six Sigma vs. Kaizen? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Questions I’m asked often – by potential clients and colleagues and friends alike – center around Lean versus Six Sigma, and versus Kaizen. What are the differences between them? When …Continue reading →

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The Toyota Way Principles and Small Business TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’ve finally gotten through all 14 Toyota Way principles and what each of them can mean for business operations. But putting them all together can be a challenge, but certainly one …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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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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The Melky Cabrera Suspension and Why Continuous Improvement Principles Matter TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | When I first started to write about lean and continuous improvement applications in sports, I was more focused on the business operations – ticket sales, concessions, stadium upkeep, equipment manufacturers, …Continue reading →

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Penn State University and Violation of Mission Statements TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Penn State University continues to suffer the consequences of misplaced priorities. Not only have severe sanctions been applied to the university by the NCAA but now the accreditation status of …Continue reading →

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Stuff I’m Reading – August 8, 2012 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There are ample opportunities for performance improvement in sports business and small business operations that I simply can’t get to it all as issues occur day after day. In addition, …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: 100M Heckler and Doing the Right Thing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday at the Olympics a heckler in the crowd at the track and field stadium threw a plastic bottle at the runners just before the Men’s 100M final. It didn’t …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #14: Become a Learning Organization TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series looking at the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way. Here we look at Toyota Way Principle 14.) This is the final principle, the one …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #12: Go and See For Yourself TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   (This is part of a series of posts covering the 14 principles from The Toyota Way. Today we’re looking at The Toyota Way principle 12.) It’s extremely commonplace in today’s data-driven …Continue reading →

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