“Lean Manufacturing” is still one of the most popular buzzwords in the manufacturing business today. The lean concept is one of the most successful strategies for manufacturing organizations to increase productivity, reduce waste, and enhance efficiency.
Lean is a philosophy that emphasizes continuous improvement of a company’s operations in order to become as efficient as possible. Companies may become considerably more competitive and greatly boost their earnings if the methods and concepts are utilized effectively.
However, this does not always imply that getting to that point is simple. First and foremost, kudos to your organization for embarking on its own road of continuous improvement! You’re on your way to a more productive and efficient workplace. Don’t be disheartened if you hit some barriers along the way, but it will all be worth it in the end!
Meanwhile, to keep you motivated, here are some inspiring lean manufacturing quotes from some of history’s greatest philosophers and lean pioneers.
Taiicho ohno is considered to be the father of Toyota Production System (TPS), which became the cornerstone of American Lean Manufacturing.
Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, was a major supporter of the creation of the moving assembly line method of mass manufacturing, which is the basis for TPS and Lean.
W. Edwards Deming
Edwards Deming is widely considered as the leading management thinker in the field of quality. His theoretical strategies contributed to the development of Six Sigma and lean manufacturing.
Shigeo Shing was a Japanese industrial engineer who was actively involved in the development and promotion of the Toyota Production System (TPS), particularly tools like SMED, Poka-Yoke, and Zero Quality Control (ZQC).
He continues to have an influence on Lean Six Sigma concepts including waste reduction, meeting customer needs, increasing operational efficiency, and cultivating a culture of continuous process improvement.
I hope these manufacturing quotes and advice help your team leverage its unique skills and insights. Be sure to check out our other blog posts if you are hungry for more lean manufacturing insights or other industry 4.0 articles.
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