Here are some interesting Solutions to difficult problems. Just Read
Case 1(The famous one!!!!)
When NASA began the launch of astronauts into
space,they found out that the pens wouldn't work at
zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing
surface). To solve this problem, it took them one
decade and $12 million.
They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity,
upside down,underwater, in practically any surface
including crystal and in a temperature range from
below freezing to over 300 degrees C.
And what did the Russians do...?? They used a pencil
One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese
management was the Case of the empty soap box, which
happened in one of Japan's biggest Cosmetics companies.
The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a
soap box that was empty. Immediately the authorities
isolated the problem to the assembly line, which
transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the
delivery department.For some reason, one soap
box went through the assembly line empty. Management
asked its engineers to solve the problem.
Post-haste,the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine
with high-resolution monitors manned by two people
to watch all the soap boxes that passed through the
line to make sure they were not empty. No
doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but
they spent a whopping amount to do so.
But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company
was posed with the same problem, he did not get into
complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out with another
solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan
and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the
fan on, and as each soap box passed the fan, it
simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.
ONE MORE ON THIS ONE .....
OTIS ...... A Lift manufacturing Giant ...... had a
complain from the customer that their lifts were
very very slow, and that it took a long time to go up 60 stories........
Otis Engineers were fired and asked to solve the
problem at the earliest and replace all the liftss
accordingly. Engineers started working on the chain mechanism, the puuley
systems, the power drives, the weight to speed
ratio, and other such hi tech parts......
The problem had no solution, as in increasing speed,
weight had to be reduced, or the safety was an
issue,or other such thing.
But, one newly appointed engineer solved the problem
in 2 days. He fitted the mirror in the lifts.
Suddenly the Complaints reduced drastically to 10%. The director
asked for the young engineer, and asked him about
The young man said, The problem is not that the
lifts are slow,but that People feel that our Lifts are
Always look for simple solutions. Devise the
simplest possible solution that solves the problems
Hence, Always analyse the Problems from all view
"Think Simply , Think Effectively"