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Shigeo Shingo

Shigeo Shingo (?? ??, Shing? Shigeo, 1909 - 1990), born in Saga City, Japan, was a Japanese industrial engineer who is considered as the world’s leading expert on manufacturing practices and the Toyota Production System.

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We have to grasp not only the Know-How but also 'Know Why', if we want to master the Toyota Producti ...

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Unless you change direction, you will end up where you are headed.

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Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.

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Even the greatest idea can become meaningless in the rush to judgement. To gauge an idea as feasible ...

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There are four purposes of improvement: easier, better, faster, and cheaper. These four goals appear ...

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A relentless barrage of 'why's' is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of t ...

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It's only the last turn of a bolt that tightens it - the rest is just movement.

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Lean is a way of thinking- not a list of things to do

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

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The best approach is to dig out and eliminate problems where they are assumed not to exist.

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Are you too busy for improvement? Frequently, I am rebuffed by people who say they are too busy and ...

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Those who are not dissatisfied will never make any progress

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When you buy bananas all you want is the fruit not the skin, but you have to pay for the skin also. ...

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