Data and Facts – Taiichi Ohno

004 - Data and Facts


Data is, of course, important in manufacturing, but I place the greatest emphasis on facts.” – Taiichi Ohno

  • “In a production plant operation data is highly regarded – but I consider facts to be more important. When a problem arises, if our search for the causes is not thorough, the action taken will be out of focus. This is why we repeatedly ask ‘why.”
    “People who can’t understand numbers are of limited use The Gemba where numbers are invisible is bad. However the people who only look for numbers are the worst of all.” — Taiichi Ohno.

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