All entries for March 2009

March 16, 2009

Aim 3.4 n be the Leanest of em all~~

I'm a little teapot fat and stout~~~ Here's my handle, heres my spout~~ (C'mon lil children its time to sing along!)
When I see the teacups, here me shout~~~
Tip me up and pour me out!!~~

hehehe.... i realize the randomness..... ^.^ I had a glass of steaming coffee n i guess dat explains y im still so energized in d middle of the night... actually im a bit tired but hey! im finding a way to keep myself awake!!! Now now... the term 'childish' might have popped up but we all went through that phase in life.. n those memories keep us happy, dont they??? (and i bet u were humming to the tune!) =p

I know the title is a bit weird...but i always try to associate wat i learn to something which is of my interest. As u can tell, this entry would be about the PIUSS pma.... To be honest, I was never enthusiastic when it comes to SIX SIGMA.... why? because im no good at numbers- MATHS & STATS! i was however interested in being LEAN.. *winkz* I chose the 5th question of the PMA... Lean + 6 Sigma.... do they clash? or do they compliment one another? In my opinion, they compliment one another..... here let me explain in my own language....

6 sigma to reduce Variation , Lean to eliminate waste

I see variation and waste as FATS and lean as an ideal state of the organization. The excessive fats in my body would cause me to move slower and i see the stubborn bulges whenever i try to wear a body-hugging top/dress. How does that affect me? I am bound to become more lazy, more prone to sickness, and less confident. I understand that fats are very annoying and very hard to get rid off...now now... dont u even think of undergoing liposuction (quick-fix).. if your lifestyle doesnt change... u will end up looking exactly the same (or WORSE) before u did it! 6 sigma and lean serves the same purpose, to improve my appearance & my health while helping me have more savings by giving me more guts to say NO to junk food.

Both of these concepts provide different functions to help me shed off the fats in my body. 6sigma provides methods based on maths & stats while lean provides me with the techniques. For example, the lean method tells me the right exercise for the right areas, like crunches/sit ups for belly fat while 6sigma allows me to calculate the exact number of crunches/sit ups that i need to do in a day to achieve my goal.

Thanks to the world for stressing on the importance of looking lean that i now understand the importance of six sigma. Wanna shed those stubborn fats? Subscribe now and get lean in NO TIME! Call 1300-25-25 today to get 50% discount! See you after the commercial break *CUT*


March 10, 2009

kBAMMMMM me please~~

Blogging!!! *sigh* First and foremost, I would like to announce that i have 4 PMAs + 1 project in hand!! *SHOOT ME SHOOOOT MEEEEE* PIUSS due on monday... OPP the monday after~~ =( that aside~~

In my opinion, seminars were okay as usual. The process of creating mind maps through all the post-its keeps me awake coz i know i HAVE to do some reading before hand. BIG plus is that I get to walk around and talk quite a bit (keeps me awake). But somehow i feel that the knowledge that i gain from other groups overlap most of the time. Hence, i feel that I have not gained something extra. Perhaps its just a matter of mentality.

Im SOOO used to having spoon-fed information (Lectures) from people with labeled EXPERIENCED consultants, PROFESSORS, etc.  which would make me go "WOW i-didnt-know-that-and-wouldnt-have-know-that-if-it-wasnt-for-you". It could be because the ideas generated are from people who are like me, beginners/amateurs in this particular module. But like i said it could b a matter of my own mentality. I guess geniuses and people with high self-esteem will prefer this approach because they are certain that they've got the right explanations to the right answers. *Winks* Anyway good job people!

As part of the KBAM mini project, I have chosen to do some research on Facilities Management. We got to pick our own topics. Hurray!!. The reason i chose FM was because i heard a little bell ringing at the back of my head. Subtopics like outsourcing, fleet management, space mgmt was quite appealing to me because i wanted to learn more about these topics given my very basic knowledge about those terms (FYI i did a logistics & scm degree). In our last group meeting, we managed to come up with some assumptions and prioritize KM & AM.

Very well missy, what have you learned?

*Shy away* FM consists of many lil sub sub topics which links to the other aspects of AM (e.g. environmental, H & S mgmt,etc). In my opinion, FM takes into consideration the many little little details that we take for granted in our everyday life e.g. cleaning, mailing. How many of us actually go through all the trouble of calling up another dept/company to find out the time and the routes that the mailman have to take in order to deliver our letters? or how often the electrician check if the light bulb is working? UNTILwe need the important documents to determine whether or not we will fail our project, UNTIL the electricity cuts off when our assigment is due in a few hours, we do NOT usually care, do we? Same goes to organizations. 

I learned that in reality, we often overlook these little insignificant things. Whenever i see big red BUY 3 FOR 2 stickers on fruits or crisps, most of the time ill pick up 3 packs and put it into my shopping basket. When i try to fit my groceries into the fridge, i find that it is ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to refrigerate all of em coz the fridge wasnt big enough to store 8 people's grocery. Hoping that the weather is cold enough, ill put the fruits at the window pane. With 3 packs of fruits ill try with all my might to stuff myself before they go bad. At the end of the week, i find that:

-i have to throw away the over-ripe fruits left

-i feel FAT

-i couldve saved the money and buy myself something else

Sounds familiar? *BIG GRIN* Same for organizations, they build bigger factories than they actually need, buy more raw materials to get cheaper discounts, produce more than actual demand to achieve economies of scale. All these equates to.....storing obsolete products; increase costs of building, producing, storing, and getting rid of em. Agree? *Nods head* very well.. u might wanna take back the "u-dont-have-to-repeat-coz-i-know-it look" coz u know that u, like me, would still be tempted to grab more whenever we see a BUY 3 for 2!!! *Winks* hehehe... ^.^ Nitie nite~~ sweet dreams....


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