Shared By Member of EnjoytheMasti Group. For More Cool Stuff Visit FunFunky.com. Welcome to the court of Emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar. The raw material price is shooting up. The material cost of a sword has gone up by Rs.10 . And …. We are adding 50,000 soldiers to our army this year.
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Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar
Noble men! There is a very important matter before the court today.
I want to handle this situation without increasing the taxes. Please give your valuable suggestions as to how we should face this situation.
Why everyone’s quiet?
Birbal! I am surprised that you too have become silent!!
Your Majesty, I have six ideas which can reduce the cost of a sword by atleast Rs.20 without compromisingthefunctional requirements.
Tell us those ideas.
Part Count Reduction
Presently, the hilt has 7 parts. The proposed design will have 4 .
For the new hilt,
instead of designing exclusive rivets, we can use the rivets of daggers.
When the Shah of Persia was our Guest last month ,
I observed that the hilt in his sword does not have a curved portion. We can design similar hilts for our experienced soldiers.
The sheath which houses the blade is made of copper now.
We can switch over to Alloy steel which is cheaper.
Since alloy steel is stronger than copper, we can reduce the thickness by 0.5 mm which will save material
The curved blade design is yielding only 2 pieces per die. If a straight blade is designed, we can extract 3 pieces per die.
Saheb, there is no doubt that the present sword designed by you for my Grandfather’s army is superior. However, let us test this new design in our barracks.If they pass the tests, we will deploy them in the battle field.
Your majesty. The present design is being used since the time of Babur
without any failure.
We should not risk any design change.
If the ideas pass the test, we can save atleast Rs. Ten Lakhs this year, thus serving the purpose of cost reduction.
With the help of Functional Analysis System Technique(FAST) any body can generate such ideas. FAST is a powerful tool used in Value Engineering (VE) which is an extremely effective system to improve products and services for cost and productivity improvement.
Birbal! I wonder how you developed these ideas! Is there a systematic way by which others can also be trained to generate such ideas.
If six ideas for the sword itself can
save Rs. Ten lakhs , imagine how much money we can save on other weapons like spears, arrows and cannons etc.
Yes, your Majesty.