Toyota Way Principle #2: Continuous Flow TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This image, used as a depiction of a process with minimal waste, was first examined last week with regard to defining what lean is. This timeline shows an ideal state …Continue reading →

So What Is Lean Anyway? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We should step back and start from the beginning. Lean Blitz has already looked at the lean wastes, started to review some of the lean tools, and touched on the …Continue reading →

Opening Day at Turner Field TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I had the opportunity to roll over to Atlanta for Opening Day for the Braves against the Milwaukee Brewers. While I did a lot more game watching than operations observing, …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 – Waiting TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the third in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) We’ve all seen operators of a concession stand or sales associates on the floor of …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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