Valuable Information

as you begin the Lean transformation

Our Blog

UPSTREAM MANAGEMENT

By Drive, Inc. on Wednesday 15 August 2012.

A couple of years ago, I was in the Amazon rain forest riding on the Amazon River. It is the second longest river behind the Nile River and is approximately 4,000 miles in length and can be up to 120 miles wide. Although it was a very fast and huge river, it was amazing to me how there were “out houses” on piers along the banks where people would go to the bathroom and they were arranged to drop the waste right into the river. The stench was awful and yet, just a few feet away, kids would be playing in the water. Approximately five miles downstream, after cruising past several of these “out houses,” we met a tribe that lives near the water. Their drinking, bathing, and cooking water all come from this river. These indigenous people seemed to ignore the close proximity of human waste entering the water and being delivered directly to them. I guess you could say it was a case of, “out of sight, out of mind.”

Showing 1 - 1 of 1 Articles
< Previous 1 Next >