The YES meaning for American, Japanese and Chinese is different.
When an American says Yes to you, the actual meaning is YES.
When a Japanese says Yes to you, the actual meaning is NO.
When a Chinese (Sri Lankan also) says Yes to you, the actual meaning can be YES or NO, it depends on the tone of the speaker.
This is important note if you are a manager in the multinational company staffed by different ethnics.
Over spending and over consumption with mismatching in production and supply is the root cause of American budget deficits.
Instead of admitting the root cause, they turn to productivity improvement tools to cut waste is another case of penny smart, pound foolish.
Malaysia is following American step towards bankruptcy because a majority group of its people are expecting free lunch from its minority and over depending on its ever depleting natural resources.
Can Lean Six Sigma Reduce Government Waste?
Quality professionals say ‘yes,’ but outline challenges to implementation.
Edited By Jill Jusko
Conservative presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has been promoting Lean Six Sigma as a means by which to reform the U.S. government. Among several endeavors, in mid-August he held a teleconference on the topic, telling listeners his interest in lean and Six Sigma dates back to the mid-1980s. He also said Lean Six Sigma would be the centerpiece of his campaign.
Several other conservative presidential candidates also have expressed interest in Lean Six Sigma. So, too, has President Obama and his administration.
Continue reading >> BPI or LSS or any productivity improvement tools will not solve American over consumption problems
When Khairy criticized Tee Hong Piow for emulating North Korea’s great leader. Many anti-BN Chinese and Indians come to defend him in saying the money is his, it’s absolutely nothing wrong to have such a glory celebration for an old man.
I agree with Khairy on this matter, personal worshiping is suck even you are billionaire. Luckily the audience did not wave Malaysia flags to welcome this old man.
He is also adding salt to a wound when many poor Malaysians are struggling to meet their end needs. This is a bad taste for anyone to have such personal glorification party in Malaysia.
Yes, North Korea is a right place for him.
Lee Kuan Yew with much contribution to his people and nation, he dare not asking his people to give him this kind of “semi-God” treatment.
Anyway, I am not using Public Bank services although some Chinese people says PBB is a Chinese bank I should support (maybe blindly).
As a six sigma professional, I have to say that there is no other better and reliable system than Mumbai’s food delivery system in the world. No computer and no paperwork involved, and yet they manage to run 7 or even 8-sigma system.
I did follow a TV program on how the system works, it’s a simple color coding written on the boxes. Mistakes only occur if the painting is fading to illegible.
A simple and effective system coupled with highly dedicated workers, the dabbawallas has beaten the myth that computerized system is the key for six sigma system.
Mumbai’s impeccable lunch delivery system
By YIP YOKE TENG
THE lunch delivery men of Mumbai, the dabbawallas, have become an inspiration for many business entities bowled over by the almost impeccable system executed by mostly illiterates for 118 years.
From Monday to Saturday, the 5,000-strong dabbawallas are responsible for the delivery of tiffin lunch boxes to more than 200,000 residents in Mumbai from their wives or mothers at home, and send the empty boxes back after lunch.
Wearing a white Nehru hat, each of them ferry about 40 tiffin boxes — balanced over their heads or pushed around in hand-carts — through crowded streets and train stations to send warm food to the recipients, come rain or shine.
The humble establishment founded by a banker who longed for his wife’s home-cooked food has proven to be highly efficient for over a century, despite the fact that most dabbawallas are illiterate. Continue reading >> A system better than six sigma level from Mumbai India
It’s high time to apply lean concept developed by Toyota to achieve zero waste on our food supply chain. Toyota has transformed into a world-class company with its zero waste production system.
In UK, it’s estimated 30% of food is wasted in the supply chain from production to consumption cycle. Although there is no study on this subject in Malaysia, the finding by CAP is not a surprise to me.
Eliminate wastes or non-value added processes in the food supply chain with lean concept will save trillion dollars in food production cost and also save billion of poor people in the third word from the chronic famine.
Our shameless waste of food
N.V. Subbarow had a curious itch last month to check out the trash cans of every major hotel and some restaurants in the city, to see how much food was being thrown out.
So one fine night, the veteran Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) officer found himself going around the island with disposable gloves, literally rummaging through garbage bins in the back alleys of these establishments.
And what he saw confounded him. Everywhere he went, there were heaps upon heaps of perfectly edible foods, many left untouched by diners, discarded like plain rubbish. Fresh fruit and vegetables, cakes and all manner of cuisine that can be imagined were dumped without a care, to rot away under swarms of flies, in complete waste.
Continue reading >> Apply Lean concept on the food supply chain