If You are an Innovator, We have something for you!!!

Are You an Innovator!!!

Innovations is no body monopoly. Rightly said, innovation can come from anyone, may be a road side hawker, a 5 year old child, an illiterate farmer, an engineer, a sales person, a student, a scientist. Innovation, knows no boundaries & limitation of education, age, profession, etc.

innovators

Innovation needs a “problem to be solved” & “dedication for finding the solutions”. Majority of the times, innovation is only small changes made in any environment, that may have a very large impact.

We have many ideas flowing all around, idea can yield results, only if they are implemented in systematic way. India has vast opportunities for innovation in all spheres of lives. We also have potential to tackle all challenges in simpler ways.

We are looking for such innovators, who want to make a impact by simple changes in lives of people. We invite such people to work with us.

  • Are you good at innovation?
  • Have you designed something creative?
  • Is you creation, need of the future?
  • Do you want to commercialize your innovation for benefiting the society?
  • We have a attractive a option for you!!!

Attention innovators!!!

  • Innovators, who have ready working model of their project should send synopsis of your project on rds@breval.co.in
  • Selected candidates will be called for further discussions.

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Time Management

Time Management

Time management

Time is a precious & scarce resource. Every person has 24 hours in a day, 365 days in a year. How effectively & efficiently, a person manage to use the limited time resource, differentiate s successful person from others.

We have too many jobs floating in our head. we try to hit one, other starts giving worry. The right way is to prepare a To-Do list. This will help in easy management of multiple jobs. There is a structured yet, simple way for time management tool.

 

Steps:

Collection:

Write all the task at hand.

Pruning:

Whether, I should do it? Leave non essential & non value added tasks.

Organizing:

Break all the larger tasks into smaller activities.

Group together activities, which can performed together.

Prioritize:

Prioritize the activities with Johari window

Time matrix, Johari Window

Execute:

Finish task as per priority assigned.

Benefits by To-Do list:

Carry out all necessary tasks.

Tackle the most important jobs first, and don’t waste time on trivial tasks.

Don’t get stressed by a large number of unimportant jobs

All jobs are written, thus no job is lost.

More job can be done in same time.

Effective Management, helps in relieving stress level.

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Audits-Pillar of any system

Audit, Lean Management, PDCA

Audits-Pillar of any system
Audits are the Action Undertaken for Deviation Identification To Sustain

Audits are very important part of any PDCA cycle. To proceed further, lets explain PDCA cycle.

Plan, Do, Check, Act:- These are very important step of any type activity/project to be successful. Project may be related to engineering, management, social etc.

Rightly said, “To cut a tree, 80% of time should be used for sharpening the axe & remaining 20% to hit at the trunk.” Indeed, Planning plays very important part for any activity.

Implementing as per planning is equally important. Once, the system is in place,  Check as per desired specification is important to find the gaps. Corrective action should be taken for filling the gaps.

Audits are an important tools for “check” step of the PDCA cycle. There are different types of audits. Few of them are as given below:

Routine Checks: These are the audits taken at scheduled intervals for monitoring the performance of an established systems. These can be internal & external.

Internal audits are for monitoring own performance with established rules & procedures.

External audits are to map our performance with national & international standards.

Pre startup checks: These type of audits are taken up before commissioning of any project to find out gaps that may result in loss after start up of the equipment/machine etc.

The Audits can also be categorized as :

First party: These are done by internal resources. These may be done by same department or by cross functional teams. Person from shop floor, middle management, upper management, leadership level can be engaged depending on importance & criticality of system.

Second Party: The team can be formed from different location of same company. This brings learning of different sites together.

Third Party: Consultants can be hired to get best knowledge available in market.

Audits helps in finding fault at right time & acting immediately, so that further consequences can be avoided.

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Case Study – Frequent maintenance in Stack Analyser (Banish MUDA)

Case Study – Frequent maintenance in Stack Analyser (Banish MUDA)

This is a beautiful case study resembling positive approach of the team towards finding solution.

A stack analyser was having very high frequency of maintenance. Being mounted in stack of incineration plant, the probe was exposed to dust & acidic gases, which were the main cause of probe failure.  Main Issues with the Analyser is:

  • High Frequency of Cell and heater failure.
  • Frequent chocking of cell assembly.
  • High time required for cleaning and cell replacement.
  • High cost of maintenance

The team took up the challenge to come out of the issue. The study done was a good example of usage of various reliability tools like RCA, Fishbone diagram, Brainstorming, etc. ,there is another angle to it, ie. Lean Management. The main objective of the study was to reduce the quantity of jobs performed on the analyser.

The team has recently gone through “7 Wastes-Mr. TIMWOOD “. They decided to identify the wastes in the activities on the analyser. All the activities were identified & written.

Each activity was studied and type wastes were identified.

Case Study- Frequent maintenance in Stack Analyser (Banish MUDA)

Analysis of the identified waste is as under:

  1. Transportation of probe to the repair location: Can the probe be repaired at the installed location?
  2. Motion of the workmen for steaming, hammering & temporarily electrical connections: Why Steaming, Hammering is required? Why temporarily connections are required?
  3. Defect during leak checking: What is the procedure for ensuring correct assembly?
  4. Inventory: How to reduce inventory required supporting the frequent maintenance?
  5. Waiting: Why can’t the warm up done at location?
  6. Over Processing: Why calibration & response check is required two times?

The next step was to find answer to these questions. The maximum time was consumed by removal of Cell & seal assembly. RCA tool, Why Why analysis was used to drill down to accumulation of the acidic dust at the cell as the root cause. A ceramic diffuser was prepared with OEM, to put in place of mesh, which is more capable of filtering dust. This small change after value engineering has resulted in substantial improvement in terms of time, cost, inventory, maintenance frequency, reliability & availability of the instrument.

Continuous Improvement

Cost of Modification: Rs. 25000

  • Total time of job was reduced from 8.8 hours to 4.3 hours.
  • No. of jobs reduced from 10/year to 4/year.
  • Material cost reduced from Rs. 1.8 Lakh to Zero.

Continuous Improvement

Experience of industries has been concentrated in different quality, Reliability & Lean tools. Correct knowledge & implementation of these tools is necessary for best results.

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Case Study- Frequent maintenance in Stack Analyser (Lean Tools)