Parkinson’s Law:

This Law says, work expands to fill the time available for it’s completion.
This is human nature to be at ease, if you had large amount of time available for doing a particular job, & work with full vigor, in case, you are falling short of time. The only thing matter is target date of completion. On many occasion we have more time then required. Instead of wasting that time, we shall use it in a wise way to be more efficient. We can take advantage of that extra time in many ways. Few of them are discussed as below:

How to take advantage of Parkinson’s Law:

1. Chop your tasks into chunks, and force you to set a specific timetable for accomplishing them.We can not eat an elephant in one go. Its wise to cut the big task in to pieces & set defined target to finish each task. This will keep track of all the activities & alarm when ever any critical activity is going behind schedule.
2. Make a rule to do mandatory, XYZ activities before 10 am & set fix period for remaining job. These activities are done daily without fail. Thus we shall give priority to these activities before proceeding to the long running tasks.
3. Stop working late & manage all activities within office times.If we are working late, we shall analyse & ask “why” we need to stay back in office. We shall be efficient enough to manage all task within office hours. We shall preserve after office hours for personal life. work life balance is very essential for managing stress in challenging environment.
4. Limit tasks like responding to email/Social Networking to thirty minutes a day.Social networking viz. facebook, watssapp, twitter is eating away chunk of time without adding any value to our life. We shall be very careful & use these things very carefully & in way that, time shall not be wasted.
5. Fill in time gaps with filler tasks like following ups, feed reads, Email checking, planning other day etc.Learning is never ending process. We shall keep on learning by way of reading, doing, certifications etc. The time, which we get in between shall be used for adding value to ourselves.

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The Egg Factory- Eliminate Waste

This video takes an example of a Boiled Egg company- ” The Egg Factory” to make you understand the various types of waste in a process. this also explains how to identify these wastes, so that actions plan for eliminating these wastes can be worked out.

 

Eight Lean Waste- Mr. TIMWOODS

There are many type is waste in any industrial process. These are categorized in 8 types. The training video tells about types of wastes in an industries & how to identify them.

Kaizen- The Lean Idea Management Tool

Kaizen is japanese term representing continuous improvement (KAI=Change, ZEN=GOOD). The kaizen training module tells about history, importance & process of implementing a kaizen system in any company. The video explanes kaizen in very simpler & easy way.

Multi tasking vs Single tasking

Single tasking is the new multitasking. Which is better Multi Tasking or Single Tasking? The Video will give you all your answers.

The Red Tag System

The Red Tag system is very important  for successful implementation of 5S-SORT process. This the first step of 5S, thus very important for successful implementation of complete 5S process. The Video explains how Red tag is to be used.

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Multitasking simulation game :

We may believe, that we can multitask. Off course we can, but lets think what happen to our efficiency level. this small game will give insight, how multitasking impact our efficiency level.

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Poster-Visualizing your thoughts

Posters are great way of visualization the power of learning.

People remember things more, if they visualize things. The posters located at strategic location helps in conveying message of the top management to the whole team. Posters are the messages to all. Things that are important for best poster building are;

  1. The poster should convey the message.
  2. The Poster should be in language of people.
  3. Posters should use pictures, graphs etc.
  4. Posters should be interactive, They should talk with people.
  5. Posters should be attractive.
  6. Posters should be specific.
  7. Poster material should be long lasting.
  8. Posters should be smart and has capability to link with people.
  9. Poster size, font size should be visible.
  10. Posters should be innovative.

10 important things for creating highly effective posters

Few examples of best posters used for visual management in 5S, root cause analysis, lean management etc. are shown as below:

Poster-Identifying MUDA

7 Wastes poster-Lean management

RT1

The Red Tag System-Sorting process in 5S

5S Planet Poster

5S poster- Lean Management

5S Pyramid Poster

5S poster- Lean Management

5S Structure

5S poster- Lean Management

Poster-Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis- 5 Whys

Poster 5S Methodology

The posters requires creativity & innovation. Many software are also available for making posters. very basic software & tolls that can be used for making poster are as below:

  1. Paint
  2. Microsoft publisher
  3. Power point
  4. Microsoft word

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Ohno Circle-Observe & Identify Waste

Ohno Circle

Ohno Circle tool was developed by Taiichi Ohno, the father of Toyota Production system. The main purpose of this technique is to observe & identify waste around us.

Kizuki is a Japanese word & means “Ability to Notice”

Steps:

  1. Choose a location in your work environment.
  2. Silently stand and observe for 30 minutes.
  3. Observe the process flow, floor layout, materials, persons, etc.
  4. Write all observation that result in any kind of waste, viz: space, energy, time, motion, waiting, transportation, safety, abnormalities, concerns that you feel can be done in better & efficient way.
  5. Take pictures, if possible for future record.

Benefits:

  1. Develop ability to notice.
  2. Hidden wastes will become visible.
  3. Dedicated actions on observations will improve efficiency.
  4. Develop Team to observe the things.

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Introduction to 5S – Super Organiser

The 5 steps of 5S – Super Organiser are as explained below:

Sort:

This process identifies the items that are required to perform work in the work areas. Clear (sort out) all other items from the work area. It has following benefits:

  • Efficient use of work space
  • Improved safety
  • Improved productivity
  • Improved utilization of materials, supplies, and resource
  • More visible work flow
  • Improved employee satisfaction
  • Improved quality

Set In Order:

Aplace for everything & every person at its place. This supports in ease for retrieval. It has following benefits:

  • Elimination of 7 wastes and ease effort needed to search for or retrieve tools and supplies.
  • Easy identification of any missing tools
  • Improved safety through an organized workplace
  • Increased productivity

Shine:

Proactive/preventive housekeeping to keep work areas, work surfaces, and equipment clean and free from dirt, debris, oil, etc. Benefits:

  • Cleaner and more satisfying place to work
  • Improved Quality standards
  • Maintenance issues exposed faster (planned downtime vs. unplanned downtime)
  • Improved safety (fewer accidents)
  • Improved work culture

Standardize:

Do things in a consistent and standard way. Formulate standardize procedures for activities, instruction, schedules, checklist for helping keep the workplace clean and organized. Standardize work area layouts and storage techniques wherever possible. Visual Management implementation for ease of maintaining standardisation.

Sustain:

Integrate 5S principles into the organization’s objectives in order to sustain new standards and continually improve the workplace.

Workshop on 5S

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