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Fascinating piece from The Associated Press the other day that detailed how, when General Mills wanted to get faster and more efficient in its plants, it turned to a NASCAR pit crew to teach them about speed and effectiveness.

That move came after General Mills had gotten tips from a SWAT team and a group of mechanics who repair stealth bombers.
KC's View:
You have to admire that approach. Retailing and manufacturing would be a lot more interesting if more companies looked to such unusual sources of information.