Lean Proverbs

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Lean proverbs to help us on our journey.

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Lean Proverbs

  1. 1. LEAN PROVERBSwisdom for the journey
  2. 2. Created 2013by Tom CurtisBlog: www.onimproving.blogspot.comPresentations: www.slideshare.net/onimproving Email: ideamerchants@gmail.comTwitter: @onimproving
  3. 3. a short saying often contains much wisdom.Sophocles
  4. 4. the proverbs
  5. 5. Standards not followed are not standards.
  6. 6. Mistake proofed is mistake’s pain missed.
  7. 7. Actually clarity requires price paid.
  8. 8. Problem not acknowledged is future surprise.
  9. 9. Not fixed will persist or recur.
  10. 10. Tough decisions not made erode trust.
  11. 11. Kaizen not maintained dissipates like smoke.
  12. 12. Trust is not just one time won.
  13. 13. Asking why opens the mind to new causes.
  14. 14. Poka-yoke does issues choke.
  15. 15. Accountability not in place perpetuates chaos.
  16. 16. To define and refine takes time.
  17. 17. Issues exist beyond what we are willing to see.
  18. 18. Kaizen in your role.
  19. 19. Quality not created is defect given.
  20. 20. Go and see in not just for me bu also for thee.
  21. 21. Symptoms to solve is little to resolve.
  22. 22. Waste can multiply itself like rabbits.
  23. 23. Respect not given is respect not to receive.
  24. 24. Clean makes dirt abnormal.

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