Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Urinal and Process Controls
In the operations management class today, the Professor talked about process control.There was a short discussion where the students discussed how proper controls can be implemented to reduce wastage, improve quality and increase efficiency.

Here is something that the Prof then showed us :He showed the below picture that is at the the Urinals of Amsterdam Airport.This fixture from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol depicts a "fly target" embossed on the porcelain.


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In Amsterdam, the tile under Schiphol's urinals would pass inspection in an
operating room. But nobody notices. What everybody does notice is that each
urinal has a fly in it. Look harder, and the fly turns into the black outline of
a fly, etched into the porcelain. It improves the aim. If a man sees a fly, he
aims at it. Fly-in-urinal research found that etchings reduce spillage by 80%.
It gives a guy something to think about. That's the perfect example of process
control.

Other urinal that became extremely popular during the Soccer World Cup are the Wee Goals.


1 Comments:

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Tims Tile, WA said...

Did you know how hard it is to cut through porcelain tiles? The magic is int he diamond blade you use. A good tile saw is a must have with at least a 1.5HP motor. Felker just came out with the TM-7 diamond blade and it seems to cut through porcelain like butter. Once we tied it out with our installer team we went ahead and bought a 25 pack just to keep the ball running. We got it from:

http://www.ishoptileequipment.com/category/tile-saw-blades

 

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