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What the Matthew Stafford Sneak Shows Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | With less than one minute remaining in the game and down six points at home to the Dallas Cowboys, Matthew Stafford drove the Detroit Lions down the field with the …Continue reading →

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Revisiting Notre Dame’s Gauntlet Machine Fiasco and Respect For People TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Not too long ago we covered the gauntlet machine snafu with the Notre Dame football team during practice. More information has come forward in the story that shows Brian Kelly …Continue reading →

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What The Gym Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lean muscle. Lean meat. Lean production. Surely they have a lot in common, yes? I get asked all the time what it means to be Lean. It astounds me that …Continue reading →

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What Your #Mother Can Teach You About #Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out in the world – if it wasn’t for your mother, you wouldn’t be here to read this. It’s an understatement that my …Continue reading →

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The 2013 #Masters: Visual Indicators 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. Visual …Continue reading →

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Visual Indicators and Habemus Papam!! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Catholics all across the world have been anxiously awaiting the election of a new Pope after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI last month. To indicate that the papal conclave …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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The Filth and Disgusting Health Behaviors at Wrigley Field TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I came across this little op-ed piece on ESPN.com’s Playbook about Wrigley Field being the grossest sports stadium in the four major North American sports leagues, sharing a little bit …Continue reading →

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A Case for Kanban and Materials Management TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A prominent sports organization in the area (that shall remain nameless) normally uses an outside materials supplier to stock about 200 individual consumable items (paper products, food and drink items, …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #7 – Visual Controls TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   (This is part of a series of posts examining the 14 principles of The Toyota Way. Today we’re looking at The Toyota Way principle 7 about visual controls.) We’ve …Continue reading →

Visual Management and Strawberry Jam TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Every couple of years my mother and I get together to make batches of strawberry jam. She’s made freezer jams for as long as I’ve been alive, and since I’ve …Continue reading →

Toyota Way Principle #1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday we brought forth a bit of a visual depiction of what lean is and how it can impact a small business or sports organization. Hopefully we demonstrated the level …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 →

Lean Oops: Soda Can Vending Machines TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Some styles of drink vending machines don’t just use buttons with logos – they incorporate representations of the actual product being vended. In the above case, it’s not really a …Continue reading →

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