Quotes in reducing waste

The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.

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Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced.

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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.

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It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.


Real benefits come when managers begin to understand the profound difference between "cost cutting" and "eliminating the causes of costs."

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Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality. Eliminate the need for inspection on a mass basis by building quality into the product in the first place.


The greatest waste in America is failure to use the abilities of people.