Overprocessing Example: Protective Bags TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a quick refresher, the lean waste overprocessing is the application of extra work, process steps, or effort than is required by the end customer. Sometimes “going the extra mile” …Continue reading →

Case Study: University of Notre Dame Football Locker Room “Deep Clean” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | While this is slightly old news now that the college football season comes to a close tonight with the BCS Championship Game, the University of Notre Dame football team experienced …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 →

Excess Inventory Example – Christmas Cards TAGS: | | | | | | | | Many Novembers ago I decided that, for the first time in my life, I would send out Christmas cards. I was in graduate school and I figured I could simply …Continue reading →

Production Spikes – Jimmer Fredette Jerseys TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | In a month’s time, we’ve seen the NBA settle their labor dispute, open training camps, each team play only two preseason games, and kick off their shortened 66-game regular season. …Continue reading →

What Festivus Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Thank you, Frank Costanza, for introducing us to this wonderous yet somehow laughable holiday known as Festivus. Feats of strength (the miracle of Festivus!), airing of grievances, the aluminum pole…so …Continue reading →

What Santa Claus Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | He’s big, jolly, and for better or worse he’s the true symbol of the holiday season. Santa Claus has perhaps the most bizarre demand schedule of any industry – 364 …Continue reading →

8 Lean Wastes – Inventory TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the sixth in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) Excess inventory is a significant problem in that is affects business operations in many ways …Continue reading →

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Streamlining of Subjects TAGS: | | | | | Up to this point, Lean Blitz has been focused on providing guidance for waste reduction for sports organizations, small businesses, and in everyday life. There are many websites dedicated to …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 →

8 Lean Wastes – New Ideas/Employee Knowledge TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | (This is the fourth in a series of deeper dives into the 8 lean wastes.) For many years, and even somewhat to this day, folks believed the primary seven lean …Continue reading →

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