Let's Help Herbie Win!
I guess everyone's been hearing a lot about Herbie
these days. If you've seen 'The Goal", you know
Herbie was the slowest marcher on the hike, and therefore
the success of the entire troop was tied directly to Herbie's
performance. (If you haven't seen the movie, something's wrong.)
Well, if you
recall, Herbie didn't even know he was the
problem, until they "identified" him as the
"constraint". They knew they would have to
improve Herbie's hiking speed if they were going
to finish on time.
By everyone helping to carry
Herbie's stuff, they all "subordinated" themselves
to the problem, thus speeding up or "elevating"
We have the same situation all
over our plant. Some step in your operation, a
particular die or tool, or even someone in your
department is a Herbie. Maybe, it's you! It's
O.K. to be Herbie, as long as we identify and
elevate the constraint (Herbie).
If we don't, we
will continue to march to the same old slow pace,
and everyone will lose. Where's Herbie? Find
him, and let's help him win. Do it today! (TDC NEWSCAST)
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