Humorous Illustrations of the Need for OE/Quality

Striving for continuous improvement of our process is a key tenant of CSIA. And, sometimes humor can remind us of its importance. Here are a couple of funny videos that help illustrate the point:

  • Toast Kaizen” video – this has become an absolute classic. It’s hard to watch this video and not imagine areas of our business that could benefit from a little process optimization.
  • Waste and Bad Process at the Order Grill from Portlandia – this article and associated video provide another example based on an episode of Portlandia was revealing as well. I can’t say that I’ve ever watch Portlandia, but I thought this take on poor process is hilarious.

I like his idea of using these videos as a humorous training exercise for a team in identifying problems with the process and the physical layout based on what they see. And, it doesn’t hurt, that the article provides a cheat sheet on many of the things that could improve the process. If your company has a passion for improving the performance of your company, we are just starting the next cycle of our SI Operational Excellence Peer Group.  So, let us know who in your organization would benefit most from being part of this group. And, we can follow up with additional information, answer any questions, and explore if which group will best serve you and your company.

September 14, 2022