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The Final Frontier

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first US astronaut to journey to the “final frontier.”  Atop a Mercury rocket, Shepard launched into a fifteen-minute suborbital journey reaching an altitude of about one hundred miles before returning to earth.  512 more words

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Book Review - Toyota Production System

The Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production

By Taiichi Ohno

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In this classic text, Taiichi Ohno–inventor of the Toyota Production System and Lean manufacturing–shares the genius that sets him apart as one of the most disciplined and creative thinkers of our time. 1,846 more words

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NASA Ergonomists Consult Dentist over Dental Operator Performance

Where does NASA meet Dentistry?

A full-time practicing dentist, Dr. Ahearn consulted with ergonomists from NASA and industry, and with engineering consultants from universities such as M.I.T. 328 more words


Three Essentials videos on Lean Product Development

Lean thinking can also be applied in Product Development and R&D environment. The focus is on identifying Value and Non-value Added Activities, making sure that customer requirements are met and build in learning and continuous improvement. 109 more words



I grew up in a small manufacturing company where nine different languages were spoken.  English was the language of managers, office workers and some of our production employees. 672 more words

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Lean 101: Kaizen = Continuous Improvement

There is no better video to explain the roots of Kaizen and the Toyota Production System than this one.

When delivering food to those affected by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, efficiency was of paramount importance. 16 more words


The Culture Beast

Culture is a living embodiment of what the organization is – reflecting its past, its current customs, and foretelling its future – culture is a beast.   1,209 more words