One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of an empty soap box, which took place in one of Japan’s largest cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer had purchased a soap box which was empty. Immediately, the Thoris separated the problem in the assembly line, so that all the soap packed boxes of the delivery department were delivered. For some reason, a soap box was vacant through the assembly line. Management asked their engineers to solve this problem.
Engineers worked hard to prepare the X-ray machine with high-resolution monitor, which was prepared by two people to see all the soap boxes passed in line so that they would not be empty. There is no doubt in this, they worked hard and they worked fast, but they spent the zodiac sign to do so.
But when a rank-and-file employee was associated with the same problem in a small company, it did not come in the complications of X-ray, but instead came out with another solution. He bought a strong industrial power fan and told him on the assembly line. He switched the fan, and every soap box crossed the fan, it just threw the empty box out of the line.
Moral of the story: “Keep it short and simple” !! That is, always look for a simple solution. Develop the simplest possible solution to solve the problem Therefore, learn to focus on solutions to problems.