Tag: Starbucks

From 2012: Kaizen on the Boeing 737 Line (Lean and Continuous...

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2024 Preface: I'm re-posting this blog post from 2012 about Lean at Boeing. The WSJ headline emphasizes "speed up," but that could be the...

The Third Time (Almost the Fourth) Was the Charm at Starbucks...

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When I was at KaiNexicon last week, our hotel in Austin had a Starbucks in the lobby. I'm a pretty regular drinker of the...

Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: April 7th, 2023

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormack for this... there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him! Subscribe to get...

Lean Whiskey #37: Starbucks’ Gemba, Toyota’s Tour, Product Innovation & Lean...

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"I'll have a half-caff no-whip soy-milk chestnut praline latte... to-go." Listen: Here is the episode if you want to stream the audio: In Episode 37, we wish...

The Official Cocktail of “My Favorite Mistake”: The Negroni Sbagliato

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The cocktail called the "Negroni Sbagliato" is having a moment right now, as they say, as the result of this TikTok video. I don't...

Ryan McCormack’s Operational Excellence Mixtape: October 7, 2022

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this... there's always so much good reading, listening, and viewing shared here by him! Get these directly...

Was I the Worst Customer at Starbucks — or the Best?

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While I'm mostly staying home because of the pandemic, I sometimes treat myself to a Starbucks beverage while I'm out running errands. I have traditionally...

Podcast #372 — Karen Gaudet on Lean at Starbucks and “Steady...

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My guest for Episode #372 is Karen Gaudet, author of the excellent book Steady Work, which was published by the Lean Enterprise Institute. In the...

Starbucks Risks Getting Burned on the Metrics Rollercoaster

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Shout out and hat tip to Dan Markovitz for his excellent blog post: "WHEN LEADERS TORTURE THEIR EMPLOYEES" He makes a strong case that displaying three...

Podcast #210 – Lean in Washington State Government: Darrell Damron and...

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Listen My guests today are Darrell Damron and Hollie Jensen and we're talking about Lean in Washington state government. Darrell and Hollie are both state...

From Vague to Passive to Active in Your Voice and Improvement...

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While I'd be the first to admit that my writing is not perfect and I certainly need a copy editor for my books, I...

What I’m Reading: “Little Bets”

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I've recently been reading an enjoyable book by Peter Sims, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries. The practice of Kaizen, of course,...