All entries for Friday 13 March 2009
March 13, 2009
I think its important to have a facility which encourages communication. Having cubicles for workers would reduce interaction but eliminating the those walls would help a great deal. People working together would create a bond with more interaction. This will make the flow of exachange of ideas and information easier. Having a social room could help. Some work places do have a social room life a cafeteria or a television room or a gym. Having a gym would promote a healthy lifestyle too among the workers
Having CCTV is important as one it would create a safer enviornment. Though personally I do not like the idea of having CCTV as I dont like to be watched all the time. The feeling of some one may be monitoring you is weird. Its like living in the Big Brother House. Also I would feel the company does not trust me. But for the greater good its important to have cctv to avoid any sort of theft. For information safety there should be some sort of software which prevents hackers from using your trade secrets and also have password proteced documents so only the intended people can see the document.
Today there were presentations in class. Everyone did a really good job. We all have come a long way. There was something new and unique in every presentation that took place. I really liked the idea of Lean IN ASSET MANAGEMENT. I think lean production would really help in maintenance, health and safety and facility management.. It said that it is important to stop production as and when the defect is found. It is one of the things lean teaches. This will save a lot of money in rework. In terms of health and safety, if your product is a boat it is important it is not defective as life of people are involved, so its important to stop the production as and when defect is found. In terms of resouse utilsation, JIT would ensure that there is no over producation and no additional place is needed to store things.
I also liked May's idea that innovation is necessary in exsiting products as well. I mean innovation keeps interest of the customers in existing products and also can increase the life cycle of the product.
In terms of knowledge management, I think its important to store ones mistakes and solution in the database and one can learn from their mistakes and its easily solution is easily availble if the same mistake is made again.