Football Production Process – How Much Waste Is There? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue the series of posts on how sports equipment is made (see baseballs and bats as well) here’s the video from SBNation on Wilson’s production process for NFL footballs. …Continue reading →

Production of Baseball Bats – From Forest to Field TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a follow-up to the video about the production process for baseballs, Mark Graban of LeanBlog.org passed along this ESPN video about how baseball bats are made. Forest to Field …Continue reading →

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Spotting Waste at the Stadium: Concessions TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So now we’ve identified the eight lean wastes and dug deeper into what kinds of havoc they can wreak on resources. Let’s go see if we can find these wastes …Continue reading →

8 Wastes – Excess Production TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the eighth in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) First a definition, then a story. Overproduction is similar to excess inventory in that there’s …Continue reading →

Defects Example – Dallas Cowboys Championship Gear TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sunday night, the New York (Football) Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys for the 2011 NFC East Championship. As is a newfangled popular custom with professional sports teams on the verge …Continue reading →

8 Wastes – Excess Motion TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the seventh in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) The lean waste known as excess motion is exactly that – having to move more …Continue reading →

8 Wastes – Transportation TAGS: | | | | | | | | | (This is the fifth in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) We recall the definition of waste: any activity or result that the customer doesn’t value …Continue reading →

The Eight Lean Wastes – A Primer TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So I’ve mentioned becoming more efficient by reducing waste. “Waste” is generally described as trash or stuff we throw away but there’s actually a more broad definition that goes beyond …Continue reading →

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