Quotes in standardization

Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.

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An operational definition is a procedure agreed upon for translation of a concept into measurement of some kind.


My first move as the manager of the machine shop was to introduce standardized work.

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If you change the rule for counting people, you come up with a new number.


Standardization does not mean that we all wear the same color and weave of cloth, eat standard sandwiches, or live in standard rooms with standard furnishings. Homes of infinite variety of design are built with a few types of bricks, and with lumber of standard sizes, and with water and heating pipes and fittings of standard dimensions.