Growing Profit in Thrift With Kaizen — D.O.W.N.T.I.M.E.

What do Kaizen and Lean have to do with thrift or second-hand stores? Thrift receives random stuff and has to turn that stuff into an organized retail store. Anyway, aren’t those manufacturing concepts?

Kaizen and Lean aren’t just for factories anymore.


I’m Investing in Pot Stocks This is Why and How

bog at Ding Darling Federal Nature Preserve at Sanibel Island Florida.
Photo by Author. Not pot, just a cool picture.

First, I’m just a private individual investor with no formal training in investments. Your mileage and choices may vary.

I grew up with the invention internet. So many things about the cannabis industry remind me of those early days. It…

Do A Waste Walk, When You Slow Down and Look You Will See It

What is that? Great Question. Glad you asked!

It’s a powerful management tool.

A waste walk focuses on one or two of the eight Kaizen causes of waste, yes, while walking around. It’s a purpose-focused version of management by walking around…

Part 4 of a series, the Kaizen W

Making Kaizen Work in Thrift Using D.O.W.N.T.I.M.E.

Photo by Author

The W in the Kaizen acronym, D.O.W.N.T.I.M.E. Stands for Waiting.

In this case, it isn’t about waiting in line at the checkout. Instead, it’s the time goods spend waiting for something to be done to…

Tim Gebauer

Thrift and retail blogger. Helping small business succeed. Connect on linkedIn, my thrift reseller blog thethrifter or my amazon thrift merchandising e-book.

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