Lean Management Sayings of Ohno

9 Sentences from the father of Lean.


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Lean Management Sayings of Ohno

In this video we have collected the sayings of Ohno we like the most.

There are sentences that will improve your way of work in Lean.

Are you ready to improve?

#Sentence 1
Start from the needs!

#Sentence 2
Don't confuse "Value" with "Price".

When a customer buys a product, he does so because that product has a certain value to him.
If the cost is up and you rise the price with the same value ... you will lose the customer.

#Sentence 3
A man-hour is something we can always count.

Do not say "we are short of people"-

Manpower is something that is beyond measurement.

Capabilities can be extended indefinitely when everyone begins to think.

#Sentence 4
When output needed does not change or must be reduced, do not attempt to improve your efficiency by producing more.

Do not engage in an efficiency improvement for the sake of appearance.

No matter how difficult it may be, take it up as a challenge to reduce man-hours as a means of improving efficiency.

#Sentence 5

In a period of low economic growth, overproduction is a crime

#Sentence 6

Make your workplace into a showcase that can be understood by everyone at a glance

#Sentence 7

Every decision must be based on these principles:

"Can the cost really be lowered?"


"Can this action help the company's overall performance?"

#Sentence 8
Standard operations are the mother of improvement. We can never say the standard operations we now have are the best, and there is no room for further improvement.

#Sentence 9
Toyota managers should be sufficiently engaged on factory floor that they have to wash their hands at least 3 times a day.

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