Monday, April 12, 2010

April QEK Kaizen 4/12/10: Use it up, wear it out, make it do...

Before: My son wanted to wash the car but the garden hose end was "customized" by an unfriendly lawn mower.  He had to go back and forth a long way to shut the water off between scrubbing sections of the vehicle and wasted a lot of water in the process.

After: He kinked the hose and placed it under the tire and controlled the flow of water between uses.

  • Eliminated 90% of the wasted motion going back and forth to turn on and off the hose.
  • Reduced water waste
  • Used existing hose without purchasing a replacement
  • Reduce teen boredom and annoyance
What have you improved today?

Dan Lafever, Kaizeneer

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