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Playing Winning Football with Lean

Playing Winning Football with Lean

A few weeks ago I was listening to sports talk radio and heard an interview with one of the top head coaches in college football – Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide.  At the time, Saban’s team was preparing for the semifinals of the college football playoffs –... read more
Shine a Light

Shine a Light

It was Christmas at the in-laws.  I know that doesn’t sound like a great start to the holiday but I love my wife’s family and we always have fun.  My favorite present opened on that chilly, 68 degree Christmas Eve night was a post-hunting season addition to my hunting... read more
People Do What Gets Reviewed

People Do What Gets Reviewed

“People seem to have only enough time to do what gets reviewed.”  This classic quote from William Oncken, Jr. points toward a practice essential to achieving a successful Lean transformation, continual improvement at all levels and the persistent adaptation so needed... read more
Beware the Waste of Using Too Little!

Beware the Waste of Using Too Little!

These days, everyone in healthcare is affected by the high cost of resources.  Even organizations with little exposure to Lean healthcare principles seek to be good stewards of supplies and labor in an effort to keep costs down. When we consider the wastes identified... read more