Best practice report: Lean Thinking

May 26, 2014 by Limited

Words of Wisdom

“The lean way is to do things ‘right, first time’ and to hand them over complete to the next person. The goal is to generate enough capacity to complete all today’s jobs today.”

“A lean culture change is a sustained commitment to drive continuous and never-ending improvement.”
Atkinson and Nicholls

“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.”
Andrew Grove

“The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognise.”
Shigeo Shingo

“Continuous improvement is about removing the things that get in the way of your work. The headaches, the things that slow you down…”
Bruce Hamilton

“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

“A bad system will beat a good person every time.”
W. Edwards Deming

“There are three kinds of leaders. Those that tell you what to do. Those that allow you to do what you want. And lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out.”
John Shook

“Where there is no Standard there can be no Kaizen.”
Taiichi Ohno

“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

“If you don’t have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.”

“Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest.”

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