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Production Quotes


Top 10 Production Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Production Quotes

The customer is the most important part of the production line.

- W. Edwards Deming, pictured right,Out of the Crisis (1982)


Production Quotes

Adam Smith, pictured right, in The Wealth of Nations (1776) says something similar:

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production



No 2Production Quotes

Efficiency is concerned with doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things,

- Peter Drucker, pictured right, Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (1973)



No 3Production Quotes

A world-class manufacturer is one that fulfils the customer’s demands for high quality, low cost, short lead times, and flexibility,

- Richard Schonberger, pictured right, in World Class Manufacturing (1986).



No 4Production Quotes

Success in production is led by motivated and well organized people.

- Tom Peters (1942- ), pictured right, the American management writer.


Production Quotes

Peter Drucker (1909-2005), pictured right, the American management writer, says something similar:

Productivity is an attitude



No 5Production Quotes

Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.

- Henry Ford, pictured right, in My Life and Work (1922)



No 6Production Quotes

In the factory we make cosmetics; in the store we sell hope.,

- Charles Revson (1906–75), pictured right, American founder of Revlon Cosmetics, pictured right.



No 7Production Quotes

Battles, campaigns and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.

(on the importance of getting supplies)

-Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) , American president and World War Two general, pictured right.  



No 8

Use resources productively, waste less and make work enjoyable and worthwhile.

- Bill Reddin, The Output-Oriented Organization (1989)



No 9Production Quotes

The greatest improvement in the productive powers of labour, and the greatest part of skill, dexterity, and judgment with which it is any where directed, or applied, seem to have been the effects of the division of labour.

(from the 1776 book The Wealth of Nations)

- Adam Smith (1723-90), pictured right,  Scottish philosopher.



No 10Production Quotes

Machinery creates wealth but destroys men.

- George Cadbury (1839-1922), English chocolate manufacturer, pictured right.


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