Saturday, December 31, 2011

Self confidence !!!

The business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.     Suddenly an old man appeared before him. "I can see that something is troubling you," he said. After listening to the executive's woes, the old man said, "I believe I can help you."     He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, "Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time." The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world!     "I can erase my money worries in an instant!" he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the un-cashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.     With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.     One year later, he returned to the park with the un-cashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.     "I'm so glad I caught him!" she cried. "I hope he hasn't been bothering you. He's always escaping from the home and telling people he's John D. Rockefeller."And she led the old man away.     The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he'd been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.     Suddenly, he realized that it wasn't the money that had turned his life around. It was his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

Friday, December 23, 2011

What is PQCDSM !!

In Office TPM Method, Each company will have to define for themselves, looking at all losses, which affect plant performance:

These are some examples:

P – Production output lost due to want of material

Manpower productivity

Production output lost due to want of tools

Q – Mistakes in preparation of cheques, bills, invoices, payroll

Customer returns/warranty attributable to BOPs

Rejection/rework in BOP’s/job work

Office area rework

C – Buying cost/unit produced

Cost of logistics – inbound/outbound

Cost of carrying inventory

Cost of communication
Demurrage costs
DEPB benefits – on time

D – Logistics losses(Delay in loading/unloading)

Delay in delivery due to any of the support functions

Delay in payments to suppliers

Delay in information

S – Safety in material handling/stores/logistics

Safety of soft and hard data

M – Number of kaizens in office areas.

In Broader way ,its a targets of TPM:

TPM Targets:


Obtain Minimum 80% OPE.

Obtain Minimum 90% OEE ( Overall Equipment Effectiveness )

Run the machines even during lunch. ( Lunch is for operators and not for machines ! )


Operate in a manner, so that there are no customer complaints.


Reduce the manufacturing cost by 30%.


Achieve 100% success in delivering the goods as required by the customer.

Maintain a accident free environment.


Increase the suggestions by 3 times. Develop Multi-skilled and flexible workers.