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Managing Queuing and Capacity at Theme Parks

Designing rides in theme parks is about a lot more than just building something that guests will find fun.  It takes into account many aspects of operations management, including queueing, time and motion study, and capacity planning.


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Amusement Park Preventive Maintenance Reduces Costs of Quality

Carowinds Amusement Park in North Carolina performs regular preventive maintenance on its trains and coaches during the off-season.

Maintaining safe rides is a key issue for amusement parks. The potentially high costs of breakdown, in terms of injury or loss of life, make avoiding them a top priority.  Despite this, however, breakdowns can still occur. When they do, the consequences can range from ride downtime to loss of reputation to injury or death for the riders.

Ride safety, however, is extremely high […]

By |2024-06-16T04:32:20+00:00June 16, 2024|Tags: , , |

How Aldi Keeps Prices Low

Low prices and high quality products are Aldi’s hallmark, and continued price cuts are planned through summer.

With 250 items slated for markdowns, Aldi promises customers savings of $100 million.  Simplicity, efficiency, and a consistent experience for customers help drive Aldi’s success.


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Video Spotlight: Lean 5S In Healthcare

5S is a valuable tool in lean management to assist in managing quality, and to seek root cause(s) of quality issues.

The 5S Animated WOD video gives an overview of the 5S process. The Lean 5S in MSICU video provides a look at how 5S was implemented in a Canadian hospital’s supply area.


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By |2024-05-19T02:45:37+00:00May 15, 2024|Tags: , , , |
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