Mr. Murphy caught up

Lean Jun 22, 2021

Murphy's law states that "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong" and it caught up with me today.  I had a bad reaction to the second dose of Moderna vaccine that I got yesterday and have been running fever, chills, fatigue and a sustained high heart rate.

Yet the learning from this from writing these daily posts is that if only I had a pipeline of articles in my kitty, then I would not need to drag myself when I am unwell to sit down and write a post. It was today's learning to work on.

It is often a challenge to have Just in Time concepts (JIT) from Lean Manufacturing which suggests doing things that are closer to when it is required and only when it is required. However, there is one thing that is often forgotten while practicing JIT, which is called buffer-stock. Something that allows to have a back up plan to cover irregularities in flow so that the manufacturing can be smoothened out. I need to figure out my buffer stock of articles so that I can post each day, no matter my challenges and when Mr. Murphy comes around, for sure does he come around.


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