Quotes in reducing waste
Real benefits come when managers begin to understand the profound difference between "cost cutting" and "eliminating the causes of costs."
The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.
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.
It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.
Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced.
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.