Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Got Time Wasters in your organization?

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It's Saturday...

I'll try a different coffee shop. I walk in. There's a long line at the counter. I grab something to read while I stand and wait. Occasionally, I look up to see virtually no progress. The "server" behind the counter moves like a slug.

Finally, I get to move up a couple of places - because people in front of me got tired of waiting and left - probably never to return. I know I won't be back.

Trust me. If I ran a retail store, no one would have to stand in line to put money in the register. To see a fast-moving retail line, go to Fry's Electronics.

There, you can join a line of 50+ people (not an exaggeration) pushing grocery baskets full of costly electronics. Their line moves so fast, it's hard to keep up! They'll have your money and you'll be on your way faster than you can say WOW!

There's little difference between running checkout stands (a business process) and any other business process. People waste about a third of their time working inefficiently. However... Delays built into a whole business PROCESS waste much more time.

After your customer places an order, s/he waits for delivery. (However, in most coffee shops and "fast-food" restaurants, you must WAIT to place your order - then WAIT for delivery.)

Ninety percent of that wait-time adds no benefit the customer or to you.

This is both a problem and an opportunity! Be a Time Warrior!

"Time is your most lethal weapon," says Philip Thomas, author of "Competitiveness through Total Cycle Time."

Be a Time Warrior, a courageous person engaged in a competitive battle. Be a champion who wins first place in a competitive business. Create your business that is clearly superior.

Create a winner!

Why do time-wasters persist?

There may be many reasons why time-wasters persist. Do reasons really matter?

Results or Reasons,
Excellence or Mediocrity,
You Decide!

Stop time-wasters and take market share from your competitors by improving your customer response.

For example: Long ago, Motorola reduced their cycle time for manufacturing cellular phones from three weeks ... to two weeks ... to six per day! They cut the waste and made phones 60 TIMES FASTER!

And, their QUALITY improved dramatically!

Why?

Because Motorola built a feedback loop into each cycle. With shorter cycle times, they could improve quality more often.

Can you reduce your manufacturing and delivery cycle time?

When your cycle time is much shorter than your competitor's, you can introduce products a year before anyone else. Capture the market for yourself!

How?

Sure, you must create your company as a set of FUNCTIONS. However, you must combine those functions into a streamlined PROCESS that serves your customers.

So, find the functions and processes that add no value - and drop them.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Are ‘fossil fuels’ a MYTH?

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Wheeeeeeeeooooooo! Are ‘fossil fuels’ a MYTH?”

I thought you might enjoy reading a book that addresses these questions:

“Why do we find biological molecules in petroleum and coal? Why do oil reservoirs keep refilling?”

If we strip away the belief that “life” is only a surface phenomenon, we can entertain the idea that the biological molecules found in crude oil are NOT remnants of surface-life fossils partially transformed by geological processes…

…Instead, we can investigate whether these biological molecules are evidence of subterranean microbes feasting on hydrocarbons from a deep-earth NON-biogenic origin.

We can investigate the existence of an IMMENSE deep biosphere to account for the biological molecules in oils around the globe.

For example, indispensable evidence shows that microbes live in oil wells at depths of more than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers).

In other words, if crude oil's biological molecules are NOT remnants of surface-life - transformed by geological processes - then crude oil is likely created from geological material transformed by biological processes. (Ditto for methane, coal, even diamonds, etc.)

I'm only halfway through the book, but this is EXCITING STUFF of real science. Retired physics professor, Howard Hayden, recommended the book to me. See Energy Advocate

Check out The Deep Hot Biosphere: The myth of fossil fuels by Thomas Gold. Gold advances controversial, astonishing theories and facts about where oil and gas come from and how they acquire their organic “signatures.”

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