The present story explains brainstorming stages and how to implement ideas generated through brainstorming. The frequent breakdowns of Khoshla compressor prevented Forge and Structural shop from running Plasma cutting machine. It stopped cutting of Stainless Steel Plates and subsequently ended 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 on conducting a brainstorming session to solve the above problem. I called compressor maintenance group, supervisors of Ingot Mould Foundry where two small compressors were in idle conditions since 2013, concerned supervisors of Forge and structural shop and executive to my office for brainstorming. It aimed to find out how to supply compressed air for Plasma Cutting Machine. The compressor maintenance group pointed out the concept of deployment of skilled maintenance people. Others pointed out the concept of quality spares required for maintenance. The other group explored the concept of the use of small compressors 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 concept 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
We aimed to supply compressed air for plasma cutting machine. We generated several ideas in brainstorming. We evaluated each idea concerning advantages, disadvantages, feasibility, ease and time frame. Ultimately everybody accepted the concept of moving two small compressors as the best idea. Then we implemented the best plan by moving two small compressors from Ingot Mould Foundry to Forge and Structural Shop. The operation and maintenance of these two compressors were effortless. 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.