By Jon Miller | Post Date: June 14, 2007 8:59 PM | Comments: 3
You know you're a jaded TPS sensei too long in the Lean business when you read a headline like the one on 13 June 2007 in CNet News announcing Half the electricity in a PC is wasted: Intel, Google and your first thought is "Only half is wasted? Not bad."
Now this is really appallingly bad. Let's use some of that excess brainpower on 20% free-time at Google to fix this, shall we? Oh, what's that Mr. Hölzle?
It's not a technology problem, apparently. They could make the PC 90% to 93% energy efficient. The whopping $20 to $30 per PC cost increase is preventing them from doing this. I've given up rereading the article to see what part of it I had missed that would make this non-action make sense...
Somewhere between 200 million and 250 million PCs were sold last year. Let's call it $20 per PC at 250 million and that's 5 billion dollars. I know a company that starts with G that could spare $5 billion to fix this problem in 2008 (and it's not Gemba).
Half of the intel at Google is wasted if huge non-technology problems like these are being non-solved, only researched. Only half is wasted? Not bad.Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.