Month: August 2007

Total 41 Posts

Lean Sigma Supply Chain

Lean Sigma Supply Chain is a blog full of thoughtful, pithy posts as well as the occasional deep dive into lean logistics or lean distribution know-how. Today’s post about 50 things to do to free up warehouse space is a grab bag of useful ideas. Some of these things address

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Game on!

I grew up watching Ohio State play football. I suppose I was watching them play as a young boy in Greenville, Ohio before I even knew what football was. My mom once told me, “You can take the boy out of Ohio (I live in Texas now), but you cannot

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Top 10 Books on Lean Thinking

Here is a highly subjective list of the top 10 books on Lean thinking. Toyota Talent: Developing Your People the Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker and David Meier This book has the benefit of being new, and providing very practical and relevant means to addressing challenges faced both by Gemba

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Fun with Confidence Intervals – Part 2

Last night we began our discussion on confidence intervals. Specifically, we talked about the difference between population and sample parameters and how they play a major role in understanding what a confidence interval is. Tonight I am going to demonstrate how you can calculate a confidence interval of the mean.

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5 Decision Making Styles

Let’s suppose you are a parent and decide to ask your kids to help you make an important family decision.  After careful consideration your kids share their thoughts with you only to learn the decision had already been made and the fact you asked them for their thoughts was really

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Why You Need A Tatakidai

When people say to me “We don’t need no more stinkin’ Japanese words in our Lean vocabulary,” I don’t argue. Most of us aren’t using all of the ones we’ve got anyway. Why acquire knowledge you don’t intend to use for good? But I will humbly submit that there is

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