Brainstorming helps in problem solving

Brainstorming helps in problem solving. The present story explains how brainstorming helped in my work-life.

The frequent breakdowns of Khoshla compressor stopped fabrication of stainless steel spares for our New Plat of ISP, Burnpur. The pressure of supplying the spares for our new plant of SAIL-ISP was mounting up.

I planned to conduct a brainstorming session to solve the above problem. In that case, I called compressor maintenance group, supervisors of Ingot Mould Foundry , concerned supervisors of Forge and structural shop and executive to my office. With attention to how to supply compressed air for Plasma Cutting Machine, the brainstorming session started.

The compressor maintenance group pointed out the idea of deployment of skilled maintenance people. Others pointed out the idea of quality spares required for maintenance. The other group explored the idea of use of the small compressors lying idle at Ingot Mould Foundry. I modified the above idea into shifting of the small compressors from Ingot Mould Foundry to Forge and Structural Shop. After the session, the group selected the idea of moving small compressors from Ingot Mould Foundry to Forge and structural shop.

After overhauling and installation of small compressors at Forge and Structural Shop, Plasma cutting machine started functioning smoothly, and we could supply stainless steel spares for our internal customers. It made our work- life hassle-free.

Analysis: Glimpse of Brainstorming

Initially I defined the problem “how to supply compressed air for Plasma Cutting Machine” . Then we generated several ideas in brainstorming. We evaluated each idea on advantages, disadvantages, feasibility, ease and time frame.

Ultimately everybody accepted moving two small compressors as the best idea as the operation and maintenance of these two compressors were effortless. Then, we implemented the best idea by moving two small compressors from Ingot Mould Foundry to Forge and Structural Shop. Forge and structural shop people effortlessly continued fabrication of stainless steel spares with the help of Plasma cutting machine. It made our life simpler. We started to live a fabulous life.

 Brainstorming: How to implement the idea

  • Define the problem correctly.
  • Generate ideas through brainstorming
  • Evaluate the ideas
  • Select the best idea
  • Implement it.
  • Live a fabulous life.

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