Can I Do It With Less?

Using less, not more, is often the best way. 

4 bullet points trumps 4 paragraphs.

Editing adds more value than just adding stuff.

Why should the consumer have to deal with extraneous materials or content?

In our shops, too many gages on the table slows down the operator, increases variability, and reduces output.

Over 25 million sold- no waste here.

When something is extremely popular, using as little as possible becomes the sustainable thing to do:

  1.  It maximizes profit.
  2.  Minimizes waste.
  3.  Reduces exposure to shortages of materials.
  4. Reduces the cost and burden of disposal.

Our industry is in the business of producing large numbers of components, so the threat of multiplication of waste or inefficiencies is very real for us.

It has been my observation that abundance (of stuff) can be a competitive disadvantage.

Extraneous tools, packing materials, supplies, gages, rags, dunnage, and other tangibles get in the way of the work and can distract the worker.

Can I do it with less?

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2 Responses to Can I Do It With Less?

  1. Miles,
    I absolutely agree. But you can’t imagine how often we hear “yah, but I am getting a buck for every pound of scrap”. It makes a lot of sense to get more parts in the first handling of resources.

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