132 Manufacturing Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of manufacturing quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about motivational manufacturing.

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The Most Famous Manufacturing Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures. — Charles Babbage

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures. — Tom Peters

I think when we talk of craft we talk of a certain set of processes, whether that be clay of glass if jewelry or textiles, and we look back through history instantly. — Grayson Perry

An industry begins with the customer and his or her needs, not with a patent, a raw material, or a selling skill — Theodore Levitt

Strapped by tight credit and plummeting sales, businesses have overhauled the way they manage supply chains, inventory, production practices, and staffing. — Janet Yellen

There can be no better place than India to manufacture, expand, and grow. — Narendra Modi

Inspection with the aim of finding the bad ones and throwing them out is too late, ineffective, and costly. Quality comes not from inspection but from improvement of the process. — W. Edwards Deming

That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories. — Thomas Carper

There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible. — Henry Ford

We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it and we ship it out in cans. — Cary Grant

Short Manufacturing Quotes

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  • Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before. — Shigeo Shingo
  • Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced. — Taiichi Ohno
  • And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value-added wastes. — Taiichi Ohno
  • The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize. — Shigeo Shingo
  • The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages. — David Ricardo
  • Manufacturing all over the world has the benefit of efficiency. — Jen-Hsun Jensen Huang
  • Globalization means using slaves to manufacture products that are then sold to the unemployed! — Marine Le Pen
  • Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. — Bill Gates
  • Kaizen means ongoing improvement involving everybody, without spending much money. — Masaaki Imai
  • The world we have created is a product of our thinking. — Albert Einstein

Top 10 Manufacturing Quotes

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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'. — Taiichi Ohno

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

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Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced. — Taiichi Ohno

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

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

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. — Taiichi Ohno

The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages. — David Ricardo

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

As you think, so you become.....Our busy minds are forever jumping to conclusions, manufacturing and interpreting signs that aren't there. — Epictetus

The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures. — Charles Babbage

Manufacturing Image Quotes

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Manufacturing quote by Taiichi Ohno

Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced. — Taiichi Ohno

Manufacturing quote by Shigeo Shingo

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

Manufacturing quote by Albert Einstein

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

Quality Manufacturing Quotes

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Failure of management to plan for the future and to foresee problems has brought about waste of manpower, of materials, of the machine-time, of all which raise the manufacturer's cost and price that the purchaser must pay — W. Edwards Deming

The surest foundation of a manufacturing concern is quality. After that, and a long way after, comes cost. — Andrew Carnegie

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. — Eric Ries

In the 1940s, cigarettes would be shown in classy situations, endorsed by celebrities - real A-list Hollywood stars in America - the ads would make claims about tobacco quality or manufacturing science and, bizarrely, some brands had what almost amounted to health claims. — Peter York

Every time you're exposed to advertising in America you're reminded that this country's most profitable business is still the manufacture, packaging, distribution, and marketing of bullshit. High-quality, grade-A, prime-cut, pure American bullshit. — George Carlin

In the 19th century China dominated the manufacture of porcelain. Then European factories discovered a cheaper method of making pottery of equal quality, demolishing the Chinese industry the exact reverse of what is happening now. World economics have turned full circle. — Martin Sorrell

In manufacturing, where mechanization and the use of chemical processes are much easier, it is easier to raise productivity than in services. In contrast, by their very nature, many service activities are inherently impervious to productivity increase without diluting the quality of the product. — Ha-Joon Chang

Whether manufactured by black, white, brown or yellow hands, a widget remains a widget – and it will be bought anywhere if the price and quality are right. The market is a more powerful and more reliable liberating force than government can ever be. — Margaret Thatcher

Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. — Peter Drucker

The payment made by a manufacturer to a patentee for the privilege of using the patent process, is usually termed, in commercial language, a rent; and under the same head must be ranked all extraordinary qualities of body and mind. — Nassau William Senior

Motivational Manufacturing Quotes

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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. — Madam C. J. Walker

Too many people are living in a prison that they have themselves manufactured. — Michael Beckwith

The manufactured consensus of the IPCC has had the unintended consequences of distorting the science, elevating the voices of scientists that dispute the consensus, and motivating actions by the consensus scientists and their supporters that have diminished the public's trust in the IPCC. — Judith Curry

By the way, if you get mad at your Mac laptop and wonder who designed this demonic device, notice the manufacturer's icon on top: an apple with a bite out of it. — Peter Kreeft

You can't manufacture passion or "motivate" people to feel passionate. You can only discover what ignites your passion and the passions of those around you. — James C. Collins

The most successful people recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity. — Thomas A. Edison

Lean Manufacturing Quotes

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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

You can't do kaizen just once or twice and expect immediate results. You have to be in it for the long haul. — Masaaki Imai

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

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. — Andy Grove

Scrap doesn't come for free, we pay someone to make it. — W. Edwards Deming

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

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. — Henry Ford

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

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. — Henry Ford

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. — Robert Breault

Manufacturing Production Quotes

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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. — Larry Elder

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. — Joe Baca

China is ready to pursue cooperation of various forms with the U.K. and other countries in international production capacity and equipment manufacturing to synergize our respective strengths and promote each other's development. — Xi Jinping

Nature does not compromise; a pelican is not a compromise between a crow and otter, it is just a pelican. Nature makes no compromises; any inefficient products are recalled to the manufacturer! — Amory Lovins

The cost of a model is more than compensated for by future savings. It not only presents an accurate picture of the product for the executives, but it also gives the tool-makers and production men an opportunity to criticize and to present manufacturing problems. — Henry Dreyfuss

Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands. — Peter Drucker

If you are a gun manufacturer, the product you make is not subject to safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Toy guns are subject to safety regulation; water pistols are, but not real guns. — Michael D. Barnes

Photography is not cute cats, nor nudes, motherhood or arrangements of manufactured products. Under no circumstances it is anything ever anywhere near a beach. — Walker Evans

I have a lot of respect for the auto manufacturers. They make a product people live inside - and can die inside - so they are held to very high standards. — Shai Agassi

The Bible is really not a religious book but a divine manual written by the manufacturer of humanity by which the product man is supposed to live. If we learn those principles and obey them, then we find that the process of failure to success becomes more inevitability than experiment. — Myles Munroe

Manufacturing Industry Quotes

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Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry. — Nathalie Sarraute

Today, a new round of technological revolution and industrial transformation is well underway, and information technology, biotechnology and manufacturing technology are developing rapidly. — Xi Jinping

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke. — Alvin Toffler

Round and round will Americans be compelled to ride on a mindless, manufactured, racial carousel... for without it, the edifice of an industry built upon grievance and excuse-making is destined to collapse. — Ilana Mercer

Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Hero-like slaughter of the innocents. — Karl Marx

It is to the real advantage of every producer, every manufacturer and every merchant to cooperate in the improvement of working conditions, because the best customer of American industry is the well-paid worker. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state. — Alexander Hamilton

Bear in mind that we [ with Edward Herman] did not devise the terms "manufacture of consent" and "engineering of consent." We borrowed them from leading figures in the media, public relations industry, and academic scholarship. — Noam Chomsky

Tourism, viticulture and agriculture, logging and mining, ranching and manufacturing and ever-increasing numbers of small and medium-sized businesses are just a few of the industries, within this diverse riding, that help maintain a growing economy. — Stockwell Day

Agriculture was the first manufacturing industry in America and represents the best of all of us. — Zach Wamp

Great Manufacturing Quotes

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I fear uniformity. You cannot manufacture great men any more than you can manufacture gold. — John Ruskin

Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty. — Woodrow Wilson

The great cry that rises from all our manufacturing cities, louder than the furnace blast, is all in very deed for this -- that we manufacture everything there except men. — John Ruskin

A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate. — Christopher Hampton

People are clever, but almost no one ever devises an optimal quip precisely at the needed moment. Therefore, virtually all great one-liners are later inventions - words that people wished they had spouted, but failed to manufacture at the truly opportune instant. — Stephen Jay Gould

A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate — Christopher Hampton

The rumours of the demise of the U.S. manufacturing industry are greatly exaggerated. — Elon Musk

The Italians, who used to be a great motor-manufacturing power, have been absolutely destroyed by the euro - as was intended by the Germans. — Boris Johnson

Our country was built, to a large extent, on protecting our manufacturers. If you go back to Jefferson, you go back to all of these great, great people that ran the United States properly, it was really based on a certain form of tariff and a certain form of protection. We're just the opposite now. — Donald Trump

Manufacturing productivity is greatly determined by the design of jobs and how workers are rewarded. — James O'Toole

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More Manufacturing Quotes

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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. — Milan Kundera

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 — David Ricardo

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). — Robert Hooke

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. — Aliko Dangote

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. — Herbert Bayer

There is a clear political desire to rebalance the British economy away from London towards the regions, and away from the services sector towards manufacturing. — Rishi Sunak

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. — John F. Kerry

Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture. — Leon Kass

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. — R. D. Laing

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. — Alex Jones

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. — Tom Udall

Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended. — Raymond Loewy

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. — J. C. Ryle

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. — Yves Saint Laurent

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. — Kevin Plank

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. — Hans Bethe

In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities. — Spencer Bachus

Sex appeal is a wonderful, warm, womanly healthy feeling . . . it comes only from inside, it's from nothing that's manufactured. It has nothing to do with measurements or lipstick color. To me, it's cleanliness, and youth, an effervescent desire to enjoy life. — Jayne Mansfield

The biggest big business in America is not steel, automobiles, or television. It is the manufacture, refinement and distribution of anxiety. — Eric Sevareid

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. — Mark Parker

They wanted war as part of their strategic grand plan to destroy any country such as Russia that resists American imperial expansion. They only pretend to think it was unprovoked. They are lying to us, manufacturing consent for war. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire. — Ludwig von Mises

We will seek to implement specific changes in the manufacturing and distribution practices to promote more responsibility and accountability. — Kweisi Mfume

Nuclear weapons are the scourge of the earth; to mine for them, manufacture them, deploy them, use them, is a curse against God, the human family, and the earth itself. — Philip Berrigan

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