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March 14, 2009

PIUSS – LO and OL

the first thing i've been done to answer the queston was researching about organisational learning (OL). Although we alredy done some research about it in CBE module, it still made me confused. it was very confusing between learning organisation (LO) and organisational learning (OL) though it quite similar in the concept. but if you dig into deeply of its detail, they are difference.

Moreover, in order to develop organisational learning, we can use knowledge management (KM) to help implementation. now i can see the link between MBE's modules. this week we have KBAM module which talking about KM as well. so now there is linkage between CBE-PIUSS-KBAM which i can clearly see it.


PIUSS – resources….

Currently, i've been doing the sixth question of PIUSS PMA. the question ask about Organisational learning and Six sigma. i need to identify from the literature that Six sigma inhibit or support organisational learning. The first problem i found while doing this PMA was limited resources both on-line article and books in the library. i think there are insufficient books in library both six sigma and organisational learning topic. especially for the Six sigma books, they were ran out of shelves very fast. Moreover, i found that there are quite limited online-journals that link six sigma with organisational learning. and the worst part was i could't access to some of them which i think they gonna help me to answer the question much more easier.


March 13, 2009

KBAM – payback period

Today after my team's presentation, Paul (or Mr. John Excellence  ;P) raised the question about payback period if Waveriders invest in IT facility to support the KM. I dont think we can say it's gonna be one yeay, two years or whatever figures we can think of. Eventhough we might find the article to proove these figures, i totally do not belive. Because every company has their own unique charactor and culture. Moreover, the payback might not be in term of cash only. For example, if you buy a computer for your childrens for their study, how can you say "what is the period of payback going to be?". Obviously, IT facilities help business improve its performance but we cannot measure it directly from return on inestment. There are so many change that IT facilities could make such as cultural issue, company reputation, employee satisfaction, etc. So, i could say that eventhough there are articles that shown the study of return on investment in IT facility to support KM , i still not believe that we can use them as a reference for other companies.


KBAM – …..... :)

today we've done the KBAM module already. this module is almost the last module of our course. I still remember the time we first had mini-projects in CBE module. time goes by so fast, it was 4 or 5 months already since the CBE module. Today, everyone in our class have done a good presentation and it was the last presentation of our course.

Today, as one of board members, i'm going to ask some question but the time is insufficient. However, i'm going to write it down here. in the presentation, Abhi mentioned about the predictive maintenance and the technique called "ultra sonic" or something like that. at that moment, i was thinking about the cost of investment in predictive maitenance and its return on investment. Since Wavewriders is a SME company, i dont think this advance technology will be fitted in such small size business (sorry about my opinion, Abhi). Moreover, if i were a board director, i'm not going to invest such high money in too advance technology which i cant see the return from it.

In addition, presentation today remind us that the board directors always think about financial term and payback from their investment. From my little work experience, this was very very true and some time they might be too crazy about the figures thing. Some people in management level always try to cut cost as much as possible without any study or research and it leads to terrible results. But it still happens......they should learn something from mistakes but not.

Time for PIUSS now....OMG i have only 2 days and 1 night left!!! have to pay so much attention on it.

Have a nice holiday my classmates. :)


March 12, 2009

KBAM – untitled

this is my first blog entry since Jan. to be honest it's because i still not get use to with writing anything about my reflection and i could say that i'm a lazy guy. Anyway, i have to do it for the marks.

today is almost the last day before we have presentation in KBAM module. it seems to be the most important one and also it is the last presentation of MBE class. As always, i'm so exhausted again and again. this week and also last week, i've spent most of my time on mini-project, do research on maintenance topic. The familiar words like PM, PdM, TPM, reliability which i always heard when i worked come to me again. i've a little knowledge about it before when i was trainned in maintenance department for a short period. at that time i totally think that TPM is suck bcos everyone did it when the supervisor was coming to evaluate the performance. it didnt work at all. currently, i think the reason was company didnt provide appropriate knowledge or inadequate knowledge for employees.

Moreover, at that moment, my previous company had very high employment turnover. it was both internal turnover and external turnover. at that time, the company had the new plants which was such a huge investment and people who have experience were moved to that new plant. and some left the company with any reason. the result is knowledge of those experience employees has gone with them. Therefore, company try to implement KM to keep that knowledge from leaking out the company. but the problem was people tend to do their routine job rather than KM bcos various reason such as they didnt see any benefit to themself, the work load, etc. Moreover, i personally think that company should spend more effort or money on KM thing. bcos it was lack of promotion and providing knowledge to shop floor level or even the higher level. At the moment, i asked my friends who are working there about the progress of KM and the answer was it remains the same, nothing effective. So. i think the management level should do something that help success in implementing KM. i think it should be the time for leader to play the most important role and drive successful KM implementation


January 26, 2009

first day of PIUSS module week

We already have some knowledge about process improvement from e-learning sessions and mini-project researching. Today is the first day of PIUSS module. Before this module start, i've frequently heard the word "six sigma". When i did my postgrad in Thailand, some of my friend took a six sigma class. When i was working, i noticed that the process engineers have used SPC to improve the process. But i'm not sure whether they've implemented six sigma bcos at that time i, to be honest, never think about study Six sigma. Moreover, in the company, we often use fishbone diagram, paleto,.....etc......(don't know why i wrote this...nothing about the module)..

well i'm going to write something about the process simulation that we did today. i was operator who responsible for assembly airplane parts. Firstly, i realised that this job is so boring. i felt bored after the second assembly has been done. cant imaging how bored that an opertor in the real process feels, they have to do the same thing repeat again and again for years. ...............dont know what to write next...haha..........

anyway, tomorrow we're gonna continue the process simulation again and try to improve it.....hope that  wa can improve!!

p.s. today everyone seems like very tired from doing PMA last night.........include myself.. ;)


January 22, 2009

LE – Deming and my LE PMA

Long time haven't post anything in my blog...

i'm going to write about my PMA and Deming. I'll put the deming philosophy in this PMA. i think what deming said about leadership and Profoundledge are quite useful for my PMA. I had presetation about Six sigma and system of profound knowledge this morning. to be honest, i had a little knowledge about it bot Six sigma and SoPK. However,now i've more understanding about it especially for SoPK which i decided to add in my LE PMA. i'm thinking that why SoPK is quite popular and we can hear it quite often. might be...SoPK is not too complicate and not too specific. Deming was trying to keep it as simplest as possible, so it can be able to apply with any systems. So, now my turn to apply it with my PMA system.....for the improvement of my LE PMA. hopefully, i can do it.

my problem of doing this PMA is, we have to use a lot imagination bcos the limited information about company, CEO, Directors, etc. i'm quite not familiar with this such method as my backgroud was engineer. most of the time, my works based on fact, measurement or even if we had to predict something we predicted from the previous data or some logical thing. i'm quite prefer the logical thinking and i'm lacking of creativity.

P.S. really want to do something else apart from mini-projects, PMAssss, study........


December 07, 2008

Partnership

today is the last day before submit CBE PMA but I'm still working on it. Fortunately, it's almost finished. i've some things in my mind about partnership. From my short-time working experience, i've never experience anything about partnership even though we had partners. in my opinion, partnership is too ideal. it's very difficult to influence supplier to become partner because most of them were looking for short-term benefits from buyers. it's almost impossible for both small firms and small suppliers. Moreover, i think it's costly and time consumes process. if small companies try to develop partnership, i think their company is gonna go to bankrupt before achieve partnership except they develop partnership in the area that does not affect the finance. Therefor, I personally think that partnership is suitable for the large or medium company not small company and vision of leader is very very importance.


December 06, 2008

LE– Leadership….. importance of an Authority

Although It's quite late to blog about Authority of Leader, but i'm just thinking about China. I'm thinking how can China become a powerful country without the highest level of authority government. As we discussed in the seminar about the important of authority, i think everyone tended to agree with the concept of influencing people rather than using position power. But in the case of China, i don't think the government are influencing their people (if i was wrong pls tell me) but why chinese people work very hard and this country are very sucessful in many aspects. In the past, Genghis Khan (Temujin), the emporor of Mongol conquered half of the world. How could he do that without using his position power? I don't have enough time to do some researches about this but i personally think the great leader still need the authority power.  "the combination of authority and influencing, find out where is the balance point."     ^.^

so tired with PMA.........


November 27, 2008

LE–miniproject

My first blog about LE model...... ^_^

The Leadership Excellence pre-module have stated since Monday, now we're on half way of pre-module. In this module we have got a new group which is very interest me. I enjoy working in this team, everone in our team is very nice. I love the way we work which quite different from last time. we divided our team into groups of two or three people and each have been responsible for one mini-project. We all have done the Definition of Leadership together. Abdo and Paul are going to do the Winning Strategies 1. Amanda, Lila, and Paul are going to do the Winning Strategies 2. the Promotion and Firing Policy will be done by Apollo and Mannu. I and Abdo are responsible for the Hoshin Kanri and Excellence. We had online meeting about Definitio of Leadership yesterday and Apollo did the presentation very well this morning. I hope that our group will get the good result in the end.

Apart from the serious things, today is Lila's birthday.... Happy birthday to my teammate.


Time management

Since Paul said in class today about blog, now it's time to write somthing in my blog. the reason that I haven't written anything in this blog is i'm not good in time management but it's not an excuse. i reallised that i need to change my behavior. After finished my first PMA(GBE), i didn't spend enough time on CBE PMA because i thought that i'm going to do during OPP module's week and LE pre-module's week. currently, i don't have any progress on CBE PMA so far, i've ruined all my plan. I have less than two weeks to finish my CBE PMA, so i have to pay a lot more attention on it. Though, we have LE pre-module assignments which i planned to finish it wthin this week. So, my plan is to finish LE mini-project within this week and spend all of my free time next week on CBE PMA. Hopefully, it gonna work.


October 18, 2008

Finally!! The Debut of My First Entry

Today is Friday 17, Oct and it is almost midnight now. This is my first entry after I’ve created this blog about 2 weeks ago. Time goes by so fast, unbelievable!!! I’ve been in the UK for more than two months but I feel like I just came here last week.

Though, I have many things to write in this blog, I haven’t done it. Because of my bad English so I have to spend a long time to write in English and I didn’t have enough time. In the first CBE pre-module week, I’ve spent most of my time in learning grid with my teammates. We worked very hard every day from about 10.00am until about 10.00pm. This made me feel very depressed. It was a first week but why we had to work hard like this. Although, I like the study style of mbe course, sometimes this style can make students feel depressed if they cannot manage their time very well. I think our group worked too hard because we want a perfect result. I do understand why Ricky did not want to worked together with us at the learning grid. He doesn’t want only to study but he wants to enjoy the other things in his life. No one should be blamed for this situation but next time we should find the suitable work plan that everybody in team agree with before we start our work.

To be honest, at the beginning, I also didn’t like this style of working. I didn’t have time to relaxing, chatting with friends, cooking, talking with my girlfriend, shopping, etc. However, I can get used to with it because our teammates are so nice. Working with my teammates rather than working alone can help me improve my English. Even though I didn’t talk very much because it quite difficult for me to express my opinion in English but I’ll try harder.

It’s almost 1.00am now. I’ve spent about an hour to write this short story. Hahaha, now everyone can see how poor my English is.

P.S. please try to understand my English!


October 06, 2008

Testing

Test!!!!!!!