Infomation Integrity – Basic Number 1 of Kaizen-Based Lean Manufacturing

MRPII/ERP and lean manufacturing objectives cannot be achieved when day-to-day production and manufacturing control systems are driven by inaccurate, untimely and uncontrolled data and/or documentation.

If your company is typical, you’ll find that converting the monthly financial forecast into reality still requires overtime, costly expediting, expensive “on-the-run” product changes and even a little “smoke and mirrors”. With all the available sophisticated computerized systems, why is it so?

The answer lies in what’s missing and has nothing to do with the quality of the system designs. Like Vince Lombardi, who focused his team on the mastering of football basics – we need to focus our teams on the mastering of business basics. There are 8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing, but when it comes to improving systems performance, “Information Integrity” is the most important. I call it KBLM Basic #001, “Infotegrity” – the ability to communicate data and documentation completely, accurately and in a timely manner. Like blocking and tackling in football, it’s not glamorous and few want to do it – but without tenacious and flawless continuous improvement and execution, manufacturing performance can never be optimized.

Infotegrity is crucial to computerized master scheduling and MRP computations. Excessive MRP rescheduling of released orders is costly and disruptive and is usually driven by poor input data. To improve the quality of MRP “rescheduling” messages, one materials manager focused on improving the integrity of MRP inputs. She reduced the frequency of their MRP “re-generation” and implemented a mandatory weekly review/purge/reset of all purchase and production “open” order status. The results were amazing; reschedule messages were reduced by 85% and her planner/buyers gained time to do additional proactive parameter maintenance. Because of increased scheduling stability, there was a significant improvement in both supplier and shop on-time deliveries.

A good example of the importance of Infotegrity is the “eye-opening” result of the cumulative effect of data inputs in a computerized order release and scheduling system such as MRP. There are at least ten data input files that drive such systems with data accuracy indexes varying between 90% and 100%. Statistically, their cumulative effect (the product of their values) could yield a devastating, order release accuracy of 68.2%. That translates into a cumulative 31.8% error rate in the order release and scheduling process, (see relevant slide on the reverse side of bulletin). In spite of this huge constraint, American ingenuity and energy still gets the job done – but at what costs?

Although many business gurus have identified data accuracy as important in the implementation of computerized systems, their message has been lost in the mania of systems sophistication. To remain competitive in the future, manufacturers must improve the results gained from their business systems investments – to do this, the fine-tuning of Infotegrity is a “must do”. How does a company accomplish this task? Here are a few challenges:

* Simplify data bases – making it easy and routine to keep data correct and up to date

* “Bulletproof” system parameter maintenance – helping to eliminate mistakes

* Streamline and discipline the product documentation process – doing it right the first time

* Real time auditing and corrective actions – keeping information current and correct

* Employ the right tools – bar coding, back-flushing, EDI and the internet

* Establish the right mindset – the quality of decision-making is dependent on Infotegrity.

Competition is getting tougher and tougher as each year passes. If we don’t want our competitors to close in on our markets, we need to continuously improve product/service quality, increase productivity, lower costs and increase speed of new product introductions. To maintain ones competitive edge into the future, management’s focus must be shifted from systems sophistication to systems Infotegrity. In short, its time to put the “horse before the cart”. Information Integrity is no panacea, however, I’m convinced that a company with simple, unsophisticated systems and a high level of Infotegrity will outperform a company that has sophisticated systems and low Infotegrity. What about those company that have both? I buy their stock!

Save Your Gun Safe – Keep It Dry

If gun safes are necessary to keep your gun safe, then it is equally important to keep it dry and clean. A closed and humid environment attracts microbes and fungi and it is essential to keep them in check. There is no safe that is free from this problem. Hence it is we who should be cautious of this problem.

If we use a safe to keep documents, then we can protect them using a plastic bag or cover. But you cannot do the same for a gun. Hence there are other ways to keep this problem in check. The most obvious solution is to have a dehumidifier.

WHY IS IT NECESSARY?

Think of a situation where you needed your gun to fire but it got stuck. Will you accept that? So, it is essential to have certain equipment to safe guard your gun safe. Having the adequate equipment will save your gun and your gun safe.

TYPES OF DEHUMIDIFIERS

There are two types of dehumidifiers. The first one is a Desiccant and the other one is an electric dehumidifier. All kinds of dehumidifiers will get into one of the two groups. Let us first look at the desiccant type.

DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFIER:

This type of Dehumidifiers is easy to install and it can be reused. It will be like a sponge and it will keep the moisture level in check. It absorbs the moisture content to a certain level. If you wish not to drill your gun safe, then this should be your choice.

ELECTRIC DEHUMIDIFIER:

This is the most popular type. There are lots of dehumidifiers of this kind and it is advisable to be clear with your needs before buying them.

This type of dehumidifiers makes use of a heating element. The heating element will increase the temperature inside the gun safe and it is very effective in doing its work. The heating element is exposed and when air comes in contact with the element, the air gets heated and thus moisture is removed.

The heating element is heated to 140 degrees and above. As a result of this condensation is prevented. This type of dehumidifier requires a power source and a 24-hour power supply. Hence some extra effort might be needed for its installation.

Despite the extra effort this will be a worthy product to purchase. Rechargeable electric dehumidifiers are now available and it won’t be a bad idea to purchase them.

FINAL SAY

The decision is left to the user. The important thing is to safeguard your gun and the gun safe and both the above-mentioned products satisfy that condition. If you feel bad about damaging your gun safe to accommodate a power slot, then the first one will be the apt choice. Trying a combo of the two will also fetch a good result.

Hence it is the user who needs to decide on the product. But never try to decide on the necessity of this equipment as the decision may turn against you.

No Matter How Goud The Infomation (Get It All With Clean Content)

Why copse you tak agreeable like this seriusly? No academy how acceptable the information, if is riddiled with typos its asta lavista baby. You lose.

Typos, misspellings, abominable grammar, assertion abstract and run-on sentences all attenuate a Web site’s message. Your clairvoyant will accept to plan too hard, and you will not accept that clairvoyant long.

Grabbing a reader’s absorption is a key point in accepting your bulletin out, but there is such a affair as too abundant grabbing–and the amiss affectionate of attention. Negative absorption can lose a abundant abounding visitors and abeyant clients.

Clean agreeable and accurate actualization are not alone a amount of aesthetics. It goes to the amount of establishing assurance and believability amid a Web website and visitor. Relate it to a deli. A abeyant chump heard about you through an ad. Cool ad, got his/her attention, so he/she stops by on the way home. On the alfresco aggregate looks nice, meets expectations, so the company walks in, searching for tonight’s sandwich goodies. Once central it alone takes a few abnormal to apprehension the dust on

the shelves, the bedraggled footprints, the unidentifiable smudges on the bottle counter-fronts. No amount how acceptable the aliment smells, if the agent has bedraggled easily or there are affidavit littering the floor, how abounding humans are traveling to feel adequate extensive over a crumb-covered adverse to pay for their dinner?

That may complete like a asinine allegory to Web content, but really, it’s not so far off. The assumption stands: clean, neat, ambrosial agreeable builds abundance and trust. Sloppy, accidental or confusing agreeable repels, and break down credibility. And the assumption is actual simple to administer to all Web content. Just bethink the acronym, “Get It All”

G- et addition set of eyes to yield an cold look

E- xtra absorption to spelling lends credibility

T- ell your bulletin with agitative words; don’t await on graphics

I- talics, adventurous and all caps are asperous on the eyes, use sparingly

T- ake the time to apprehend the absolute content… backwards (you’ll be amazed

at what you’ll apprehension this way)

A- lways do one endure look-see afterwards it’s finished

L- et all agreeable sit for at atomic a abounding day afore a final edit

L- ose the guesswork–keep a concordance and grammar/editing advertence at your fingertips, and use them often.

Whether your agreeable is a one-line ad or five-page report, demography that little added time and accomplishment will advance your site, body chump aplomb and add respectability. Saving time now and risking poor agreeable superior can end up costing you added later. Afterwards all, the commodity is to get and accumulate barter at your site; to accumulate them reading. How long

would you accept kept account this commodity if it had all been accounting like that aboriginal paragraph?

The Formal VS The Informal In Spanish – The Use Of Usted, Tu, And Vos

If you advised Spanish at all again you apparently are accustomed that Spanish has an academic (usted) and breezy (tu) way of speaking. So, in what situations do you use the formal, and in what situations do you use the informal? Actuality are a few simple rules that should get you by.

First, from what I understand, Spanish acclimated to be a added academic language, but the contempo trend has been appear a added breezy way of speaking. With this said, there are still situations that you should absolutely use the academic speech. In any bearings you would abode a being as sir or amazon you would wish to use academic speech. So, if it is a business bearings or you are talking to an earlier being again you would wish to use “usted.” When talking to friends, children, girlfriends, and boyfriends the breezy or “tu” is added appropriate. The close aphorism is this: if anytime en agnosticism use “usted” or the academic speech. Let the apostle acquaint you: “Por favor, no me trates de usted”(Please, don’t use usted with me!) or Por favor, tutéame! (Please use tu with me!)

Now, let’s attending at how the breezy and academic are acclimated in accustomed Spanish with the phrase: How are you? The academic way to say, “how are you” is “¿como usted está?” The infomal way to say, “how are you” is “¿ como estás?” As you can see there is little bit of aberration here. To change the academic to the infomal you abolish “usted” from the byword and add an “s” to the verb. Let’s attending addition example: do you accept the books? The academic way to say this byword is “¿tiene usted los libros?” and the breezy way would be “¿tienes los libros?”

Finally, you may run beyond addition breezy accent accepted as “vos.” In Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay “vos” replaces “tu”, and some added locations of Latin America, “vos” is acclimated forth with the breezy “tu.” I accept never had to use it personally, but if you do, I apprehend it is actual simple to aces up. Just a quick archetype of “vos” application the byword from above, “do you accept the books?” would be said, “tenés los libros?”

Just remember, if anytime in agnosticism use the academic accent until you are told otherwise. Buena suerte or acceptable luck.