The source of quality is the machine operator never the quality inspector.
Develop exceptional people and teams who follow your company’s philosophy.
As the ex Senior Vicepresident of Toyota Motor Manufacturing stated within the Toyota Way Book:
Use only reliable, thoroughly-tested technology that serves your people and process.
Reduce changeover time by standarization and gaining in productivity and reducing scrap levels.
TPM to improve quality, reduce downtime and eliminate waste from our processes.
Use visual controls so that no problems are hidden.
Standardised tasks and processes are the foundation for continuous improvement and employee empowerment.
Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time.
Level out the workload (heijunka).
Use PULL systems to avoid overproduction.
Create a continuous process flow to bring problems to the surface.
Base your management decisions on a long-term philosophy, even at the expense of short-term financial goals.
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