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Taiichi Ohno
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Japan
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Taiichi Ohno's Blog

Sayings of Ohno #16 | Standard operations are the mother of improvement

Taiichi Ohno says:

“Standard operations are the mother of improvement. We can never say that the standard operations we now have are the best, and there is no room for further improvement. Standard operations are the result of improvement after improvement, and they are not static or unchanging. Consider for a moment that the present standards are full of waste, and…


Posted on June 11, 2011 at 11:30am

Sayings of Ohno #15: Mutual help makes a better company

Taiichi Ohno says:

"In swimming relay, faster and slower swimmers must cover each other a set distance. In the case of a running relay, however, the faster person can cover for a slower person in the baton touch zone."

Damir Perge Commentary: What happens to process efficiency or company efficiency when some people work faster than others? It doesn’t matter what stage your venture is at, there will be people…


Posted on May 26, 2011 at 8:30pm

Sayings of Ohno #14 | Be a Visual Control Freak

Taiichi Ohno says:

“Visual control at the workplace makes it possible to let the machines operate automatically when conditions are normal, and lets workers engage in abnormality control when abnormalities occur. Visual control is an important concept. It is directly connected to the two pillars of just-in-time and automation with a human touch.”

Damir Perge Commentary: I touched on this in the previous…


Posted on May 17, 2011 at 4:30am

Sayings of Ohno #13 | Do you really understand JIT?

Taiichi Ohno says:

“Maybe I am a perverse sort of person: I have a habit of reversing the process in my thinking. Using this process, I began to think that all we had to do was let the process that needed parts go to get what was needed, when needed and in the quantity needed. In this, I simply reversed the system of transport.”

Damir Perge Commentary: I hear it all the time -- companies are…


Posted on May 10, 2011 at 9:30am

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