Taiichi Ohno Quotes

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Taiichi Ohno Quotes

If you are going to do TPS you must do it all the way. You also need to change the way you think. You need to change how you look at things.
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Progress cannot be generated when we are satisfied with existing situations.

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Make your workplace into showcase that can be understood by everyone at a glance. In terms of quality, it means to make the defects immediately apparent. In terms of quantity, it means that progress or delay, measured against the plan, and is made immediately apparent. When this is done, problems can be discovered immediately, and everyone can initiate improvement plans.

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Without standards, there can be no improvement.

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If you are going to do kaizen continuouslyyou've got to assume that things are a mess. Too many people just assume that things are all right the way they are. Aren't you guys convinced that the way you're doing things is the right way? That's no way to get anything done. Kaizen is about changing the way things are. If you assume that things are all right the way they are, you can't do kaizen. So change something!

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The more inventory a company has, the less likely they will have what they need.

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We are doomed to failure without a daily destruction of our various preconceptions.

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

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The key to the Toyota Way and what makes Toyota stand out is not any of the individual elements ... But what is important is having all the elements together as a system. It must be practiced every day in a very consistent manner, not in spurts.

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No one has more trouble than the person who claims to have no trouble

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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.

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I'm proud to be Japanese and I wanted my country to succeed. I believed my system was a way that could help us become a modern industrial nation. That is why I had no problem with sharing it with other Japanese companies, even my biggest competitors.

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