The article starts when some members discuss the effective ways of communicating with others in the organization. There is a need for the members to keep working hard prioritizing the needs of the team. Just the way the crew is working to keep some details on keeping the bottlenecks busy. In the article, there is need to inform the workers on the materials that should be prioritized at non-bottlenecks of which they confirm to be read and green tags. Red ones are the bottlenecks while the green ones are the non-bottlenecks. The exercise gives a summary of this week’s work as well as the following week. Twelve orders were shipped. Alex is happy but not satisfied. He assigns the exercise to the production manager. The production manager of the team decided to use old machines to complement the work of the bottlenecks. The process is termed to be a successful one (Chris, 2001).
The exercise is being conducted successfully but only that two bottlenecks are left unhandled because some workers have been assigned other roles. Alex dedicates the role to the foreman to ensure that the process continues. He discovers that it has many parts but encourages the foreman to approach the task according to the main goal of the plant. For the fact that the new goal system has been launched through the utilization of bottlenecks, it has reduced the inventory. It turns out to be an achievement for them; however, reduced inventory demonstrated the high level of bottlenecks. The issue intrigues Jonah, forcing him to come to take a look. Jonah instead criticizes the whole exercise “There aren’t any new bottlenecks, what has happened is just old thinking style” (Chris, 2001). The primary cause is because the bottlenecks have been worked upon to a small extent while the non –bottlenecks maximumly utilized at the expense of bottlenecks. It concludes that the two should balance. The green and red tags need to be designed properly. In the text, it’s clear that the bottlenecks will control the flow by sending exactly what is required and the appropriate time that they are required (Chris, 2001). The proper differentiation of the red and green tags creates urgency and enables managers to undertake the most viable project in a given time.
The article is relevant to the topic since it guides the managers of firms as well as the workers to be focused on ensuring that the primary goal of the organization is realized. Therefore, the article encourages them to work as a team, helping each other from top management to down. It also points out to the members of the organization to appreciate the work of others whenever they have realized some achievements. “There aren’t any new bottlenecks,” Jonah criticized the whole process. It is also crucial since the organization in making new changes in the running of the firm; members need to be informed timely through the meeting (Kevin & John, 2006).
In conclusion, communication plays an important role towards the success of plant management. Replacement decisions help companies improve efficiency and productivity. Organizations should appreciate the ideas of every worker to enable them to realize the established goals. Therefore, there should be teamwork by workers when running plant operations to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.
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