Gwen Hoheisel of WSU discusses her Session at WSHA Annual Meeting

Gwen Hoheisel received her B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Entomology focusing on IPM and Insect Diversity at Pennsylvania State University. Gwen now works for Washington State University extension with a focus on grapes and tree fruit.  Currently she is focusing on sustainable pest management and application technologies. An […]

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Lean Service Waste of Unclear Communication

In a recent blog post, Lean Service Waste in Food Safety, I introduced the seven Lean Service Wastes as defined by Bicheno and Holweg (2009). The service waste we will address in this Monday’s blog on Lean Service Waste is Unclear Communication. Unclear communication and the wastes of seeking clarification, confusion over product or service […]

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Fire Blight Discussion with Tim Smith of WSU

Tim Smith is currently a Regional Extension Tree Fruit Specialist with Washington State University, stationed in Wenatchee, WA. Tim has two presentations at the Washington State Horticultural Association Annual Meeting and Postharvest Conference that takes place each year in December. The presentations are Fire Blight Management in the Pacific Northwest – Current and Future Control Products and Practices and Modern Materials and Methods […]

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Lean Service Waste of Unnecessary Movement

In a recent blog post, Lean Service Waste in Food Safety, I introduced the seven Lean Service Wastes as defined by Bicheno and Holweg (2009). We will address each in a Monday series of blog posts. This is the third in the series and is based on Unnecessary Movement. Unnecessary Movement. Queuing several times, lack […]

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I’m a Grower and I just want to Grow

That is what Washington State Fruit Tree Grower Dan Russell says in the closing comments of a recently released video about the use of ApRecs software. We attempted in the video to demonstrate how ApRecs provides simple to use, food safety record keeping solutions so that Growers can focus on growing. See more videos here.   […]

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Lean Service Waste of Duplication

In a recent blog post, Lean Service Waste in Food Safety, I introduced the seven Lean Service Wastes as defined by Bicheno and Holweg (2009). We will address each in a Monday series of blog posts. This is the second in the series and is based on Duplication Duplication. Having to re-enter data, repeat details on forms, […]

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The Lean Service Waste of Delay

In a recent blog post, Lean Service Waste in Food Safety, I introduced the seven Lean Service Wastes as defined by Bicheno and Holweg (2009). The first service waste we will address in this Monday series of blog posts on Lean is delay. Delay on the part of customers waiting for service, for delivery, in […]

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