Dependable dishwashing

I like having machines (and any system) that has a predictable input and output. Dishwashers are the machines that have thus far not given me dependable results. I know that a laundry machine will not scrub collars; and it lives to that performance standard every time. I am working researching how to get consistent value from my dishwasher – this is a review of the process.

Please note that the audio level is lower – I am working on a way to standardize it going forward.

  1. Effectiveness as defined by the ISO-9000 (extent to which planed activities/results are achieved to the planned level)
  2. Baseline of a dishwasher as an energy inefficient rinsing machine
  3. Inconsistent washing of dishes based on positioning and level of soaking
  4. Inability to keep dishes stacked for the whole day

Target
– Consistent quality and results that presents MVP value to justify the wait and cost
– Disruption caused by fluctuations and unplanned cost of corrections to meet minimum expectations
– Establishment/standardization of pre-work that can get the inputs to a level that can assure the desired outputs and justify the costs (delay, value-add, time savings)

The Iron: Optimizing a mundane function

In this post, I talk about my review and optimization of the ironing process (or chore). The connotation of the word chore says it all: it is an oft unlikable process that is done just because it has to be, not out of pleasure. Similar to many other processes, I enjoy ironing if the process is efficient and optimized.

  1. Core requirements for the task of ironing (why do we even need to iron – clarify that)
  2. Previous experience
  3. Requirements for the new iron
  4. Current experience
  5. Generalizing the principle of process improvement