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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Genichi Taguchi -

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Genichi Taguchi

Did Taguchi design Kimonos? He could have, if he’d spent his life working in the family Kimono business (and I’m sure they would have been stunning), but lucky for us, this quality rebel devoted a lifetime to the idea that customers deserved better. This year would have marked Genichi Taguchi’s…

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Grand-Daddy Of Quality: Mikel Harry -

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Mikel Harry

If Bill Smith was the father of Six Sigma, Mikel Harry, in his words, was the godfather. We lost Dr. Harry in 2017 but this month would have marked his 67th birthday. Dr. Harry worked with pioneer Bill Smith at Motorola to refine the Six Sigma method and spread it…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Joseph Juran -

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Joseph M. Juran

Dr. Juran was a Quality Man with a Quality Life, and, after celebrating 81 years, clearly a Quality marriage! Time to tip our hats to the man who pointed out that sometimes inspection costs more than the defects themselves. Huzzah! December 24th would have marked Mr. Juran’s 114th birthday -…

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Podcast: Just-In-Time Cafe, Episode 45 – How To Build A Better School System, Featuring Kamaljit Jackson -

Podcast: Just-In-Time Cafe, Episode 45 – How to Build a Better School System, Featuring Kamaljit Jackson

For Today's Special, Elisabeth got to ask Kamaljit Jackson, Senior Accountability and Efficiency Officer at Racine Unified School District, how blame-free Kaizen workshops are helping her school district. For Survey Says we'll share the results of our latest poll on how people like to learn. This week In the News we'll highlight a Shingo-Prize winning…

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Project Storyboard: Reducing Cycle Time For Natural Disaster Response By 50% -

Project Storyboard: Reducing Cycle Time for Natural Disaster Response by 50%

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) came under considerable criticism after hurricane Katrina for its slow response. Green Belt Charles White really dug into FEMA's processes and identified opportunities to make significant improvement with some common sense changes to material handling and loading. At the time of publication FEMA has been…

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