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Progress cannot be generated when we are satisfied with existing situations.
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'.
Having no problems is the biggest problem of all.
Without standards, there can be no improvement.
Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.
We are doomed to failure without a daily destruction of our various preconceptions.
The more inventory a company has, the less likely they will have what they need.
Data is of course important in manufacturing, but I place the greatest emphasis on facts.
Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced.
Where there is no Standard there can be no Kaizen
When you are out observing on the gemba, do something to help them. If you do, people will come to expect that you can help them and will look forward to seeing you again on the gemba.
No goal, regardless of how small can be achieved without adequate training.
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.
Ask 'why' five times about every matter.
No one has more trouble than the person who claims to have no trouble
The only place that work and motion are the same thing is the zoo where people pay to see the animals move around
And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value-added wastes.
Something is wrong if workers do not look around each day, find things that are tedious or boring, and then rewrite the procedures. Even last month's manual should be out of date
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.
My first move as the manager of the machine shop was to introduce standardized work.
Also, bad quality causes big disruptions in my river system.