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
Informative Manufacture 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.
The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory.
Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was... The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
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.
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South.
From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations....I have built my own factory on my own ground.
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.
The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages.
It is here we come to the heart of the matter.
The economic principle of comparative advantage', 'a country may, in return for manufactured commodities, import corn even if it can be grown with less labour than in the country from which it is imported
We have to grasp not only the Know-How but also 'Know Why', if we want to master the Toyota Production System.
As you think, so you become.....Our busy minds are forever jumping to conclusions, manufacturing and interpreting signs that aren't there.
The business and design of the Royal Society is: To improve the knowledge of naturall things, and all useful Arts, Manufactures, Mechanic practices, Engines and Inventions by Experiments-(not meddling with Divinity, Metaphysics, Moralls, Politicks, Grammar, Rhetoric or Logick).
The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures.
To succeed in business, you must build a brand and never destroy it.
One competitive advantage I had when I ventured into manufacturing was my brand “Dangote,” which I diligently built in the course of my trading commodities.
Globalization means using slaves to manufacture products that are then sold to the unemployed!
It would seem unlikely that a manufacturer of short-lived paperboard boxes could make the slightest cultural impact upon his time. But the facts show that if even the humblest product is designed, manufactured, and distributed with a sense of human values and with a taste for quality, the world will recognize the presence of a creative force.
Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry.
Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture.
The economy is a ponzi scheme. People are working harder than they ever have for less wages, but we have so many bobbles because manufacturing has come up so quickly over the past hundred years that people have the illusion of wealth.
If you have passion for what you do, the company you keep, the life you live, it will be reflected in whatever you create. Passion is like that; it springs out, jumps, unpredictable and unplanned, into everything we touch. If it doesn't, others know. Passion can't be faked and it can't be manufactured. Which is why it is so priceless.
Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Kaizen means ongoing improvement involving everybody, without spending much money.
The best way to begin genuine bipartisanship to make America stronger is to work together on the real crises facing our country, not to manufacture an artificial crisis to serve a special interest agenda out of touch with the needs of Americans.
Encouraging underground uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau um, the federal government was the only purchaser of uranium ore to try to manufacture uh, atomic bombs.
Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation.
Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended.
Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just.
Such a God is an idol of your own.
The world we have created is a product of our thinking.
I call on all scientists in all countries to cease and desist from work creating, developing, improving and manufacturing further nuclear weapons - and, for that matter, other weapons of potential mass destruction such as chemical and biological weapons.
There's an entrepreneur right now, scared to death, making excuses, saying, 'It's not the right time just yet.' There's no such thing as a good time. I started an apparel-manufacturing business in the tech-boom years. I mean, come on. Get out of your garage and go take a chance, and start your business.
Products made in China are cheap through the exploitation of the workforce.
Every time we shop, we are driving the nail further into the coffin of American manufacturing jobs.
Haute couture consists of secrets whispered from generation to generation, If, in ready-to-wear, a garment is manufactured according to standard sizes, the haute couture garment adapts to any imperfection in order to eliminate it.
The biggest big business in America is not steel, automobiles, or television.
It is the manufacture, refinement and distribution of anxiety.