quote by Taiichi Ohno

All we are doing is looking at the time line, from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash. And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value adding wastes.

— Taiichi Ohno

Pleasurable Lean Manufacturing quotations

The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard.

It is a system that says there is no limit to people's creativity. People don't go to Toyota to 'work' they go there to 'think'.

Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced.

Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.

And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value-added wastes.

The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.

It takes great effort to follow the rules of a pull system .

.. thus a half-hearted introduction of a pull system brings a hundred harms and not a single gain.

We have to grasp not only the Know-How but also 'Know Why', if we want to master the Toyota Production System.

Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

Kaizen means ongoing improvement involving everybody, without spending much money.

The world we have created is a product of our thinking.

Sustainability at Nike means being laser-focused on evolving our business model to deliver profitable growth while leveraging the efficiencies of lean manufacturing, minimizing our environmental impact and using the tools available to us to bring about positive change across our entire supply chain.

You can't do kaizen just once or twice and expect immediate results.

You have to be in it for the long haul.

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality

A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.

Progress in manufacturing is measured by the production of high quality goods.

The unit of progress for Lean Startups is validated learning-a rigorous method for demonstrating progress when one is embedded in the soil of extreme uncertainty.

Scrap doesn't come for free, we pay someone to make it.

Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage.

Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage.

The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material.

I don’t like a man to be too efficient. He’s likely to be not human enough.

I regarded our progress merely as an invitation to do more - as an indication that we had reached a place where we might begin to perform a real service.

There are many experts on how things have been done up to now.

If you think something could use a little improvement, you are the expert.

The most effective way to improve productivity is to eliminate work.

A relentless barrage of 'why’s' is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo. Use it often.

Why not make the work easier and more interesting so that people do not have to sweat? The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people’s creativity. People don’t go to Toyota to ‘work’ they go there to ‘think’

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