Sat 29 Apr 2006

Here are some interesting Solutions to difficult problems. Just Read
 
 Case 1(The famous one!!!!)
 
 When NASA began the launch of astronauts into
 space,they found out that the pens wouldn't work at
 zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing
 surface). To solve this problem, it took them one
 decade and $12 million.
 They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity,
 upside down,underwater, in practically any surface
 including crystal and in a temperature range from
 below freezing to over 300 degrees C.
 
 And what did the Russians do...?? They used a pencil
 .....!!!!!!
 
 Case 2
 
 One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese
 management was the Case of the empty soap box, which
 happened in one of Japan's biggest Cosmetics companies.
 The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a
 soap box that was empty. Immediately the authorities
 isolated the problem to the assembly line, which
 transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the
 delivery department.For some reason, one soap
 box went through the assembly line empty. Management
 asked its engineers to solve the problem.
 Post-haste,the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine
 with high-resolution monitors manned by two people
 to  watch all the soap boxes that passed through the
 line  to make sure they were not empty. No
 doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but
 they  spent a  whopping amount to do so.
 But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company
 was posed with the same problem, he did not get into
 complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out with another
 solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan
 and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the
 fan on, and as each soap box passed the fan, it
 simply  blew the empty boxes out of the line.
 
  
 ONE MORE ON THIS ONE .....
 
 OTIS ...... A Lift manufacturing Giant ...... had a
 complain from the customer that their lifts were
 very very slow, and that it took a long time to go up 60 stories........



 Otis Engineers were fired and asked to solve the
 problem at the earliest and replace all the liftss
 accordingly. Engineers started working on the chain mechanism, the puuley
 systems, the power drives, the weight to speed
 ratio, and other such hi tech parts......
 The problem had no solution, as in increasing speed,
 weight had to be reduced, or the safety was an
 issue,or other such thing.
 But, one newly appointed engineer solved the problem
 in 2 days. He fitted the mirror in the lifts.
 Suddenly the Complaints reduced drastically to 10%. The director
 asked for the young engineer, and asked him about
 this solution.
 The young man said, The problem is not that the
 lifts are slow,but that People feel that our Lifts are
 slow.


Moral:
 
 Always look for simple solutions. Devise the
 simplest possible solution that solves the problems


 Hence, Always analyse the Problems from all view
 points.......
 "Think Simply  ,  Think Effectively"

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Sat 29 Apr 2006

 A man joined a big Multi National Company as a trainee.... On his first day, he dialed the kitchen and shouted into the phone: "Get me a cup of coffee, quickly!" The voice from the other side responded: "You fool; you've dialed the wrong extension! Do you know who you're talking to?" "No" replied the trainee. "It's the Managing Director of the company, you idiot!"The trainee shouted back: "And do you know who YOU are talking to, you IDIOT?"   "No!" replied the Managing Director angrily.  

"Thank God!" replied the trainee and put down the phone... 

 

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Fri 28 Apr 2006

A marvelous answer
        
        Take a look at this marvelous answer:
        A mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when
        he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop, who was  standing off
        to the side, waiting for the service manager to come to take a look at
        his car.

The mechanic shouted across the garage,"Hello Doctor!
Please come over here for a minute." The famous surgeon, a bit
surprised, walked over to the mechanic. The mechanic straightened up,
wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively, "So doctor, look at
this. I also open hearts,  take valves out, grind 'em, put in new parts,
and when I finish this will work as a new one. So how come you get
the big money, when you and me is doing basically the same work? " The
doctor leaned over =nd whispered to the mechanic ..... What  did he say ???

       
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        He said : "Try to do it when the engine is running".
 

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