Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Packing tape art

I've always wanted an art installation at our Zingerman's Mail Order warehouse that reflected our work and materials. This would do nicely. A cocoon landscape of tape, from Paris.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Recent reading

Many environmental footprint studies are flawed. This one appears to be pretty good. It shows the carbon footprint of a loaf of bread. You might be surprised at what's the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas. Hint: it's not transportation.

UPS taxed air and we cut back on shipping air. The same logic applies when you tax food — check out the eye-popping results of Philadelphia's soda tax.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Visual management, kindergarten style

Toyota's lean operations system emphasizes making work and data visible inside the workplace. It part what's been meant by the term "visual management". It's an idea you can see in practice in any kindergarten. And no one has more fun with it than them!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Marilyn Monroe's lard and bacon order

Delivered to the Beverly Hills Hotel in March of 1960 when she was filming "Let's Make Love."

Tuesday, March 15, 2016