The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.
Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.
The world we have created is a product of our thinking.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
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’
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.
Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage.
A bad system will beat a good person every time.
Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
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'.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going.
If you don't know where you're going any road will do
If you don t know where you are, a map won't help.
I don’t like a man to be too efficient. He’s likely to be not human enough.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
Commercialism is doing well that which should not be done at all.
And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value-added wastes.
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.
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Manufacturing is the most important...route to prosperity.
The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures.
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