So the last few weeks at work I’ve been sitting through Continuous Improvement classes for an office building. We’re the first round of this because generally they do this type of thing at a manufacturing level.
We’ve been learning about DMAIC, Mission & Vision statements, Team Charters, CPI vs CS (Continuous Improvement Processes vs Cost Saving), PBA (Project Benefit Analysis), Conducting Meetings (And the types of people you’ll run into for meetings), Lean Manufacturing, 5S (or our case 6S: Safety, Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain), and Value Stream Analysis, etc.
It’s quite entertaining and very informative. Especially the day we watched a video on making toast. Yes, it’s true… the guy worked for Toyota and brought his employees off the shop floor to witness making toast and then figure out a way to shorten the production time. Not going to lie, it was pretty sweet!
So we were challenged with two projects to complete in about 2 weeks time, then we had to get up and present in front of everyone. One of the teachers kept a quotes list of some of the more comical lines said throughout the day. I made the list. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing though…. I guess you be the judge :).
btw, they aren’t in any order, other than the order of the presenters.
And just for the fun of it, here are before and after photos of the project I used for my 6S that I presented on.