Will Food Safety Drive Innovation?

Preston W. Blevins career spans over forty-five years with two related careers. The first as a manufacturing operations and supply-chain practitioner, and the second in the ERP/supply-chain software industry. During his second career, he has specialized in helping companies understand, acquire, implement, and maintain world-class business practices and systems using advanced information technology. Responsibilities during this second career […]

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Food Safety Compliance as an Obligation

Preston W. Blevins career spans over forty-five years with two related careers. The first as a manufacturing operations and supply-chain practitioner, and the second in the ERP/supply-chain software industry. During his second career, he has specialized in helping companies understand, acquire, implement, and maintain world-class business practices and systems using advanced information technology. Responsibilities during this second career […]

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Lean Service Waste of Incorrect Inventory

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 Incorrect Inventory. Incorrect inventory: Being out-of-stock, unable to get exactly what was required, substitute products […]

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Lean Service Waste in Food Safety

The original seven wastes (Muda (Japanese term)) were defined by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System. They were Transportation, Inventory, Motion, Wait, Over-processing, Over-Production, and Defect. These wastes have been often been redefined to better fit new organizations, industries, or external processes. One redefinition of these wastes for service operations by Bicheno and Holweg (2009) is […]

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