Lean Basics and Toyota Principles
Eric Schmitz, Consultant, Belgium, SIG Leader
In their book 'Lean Thinking' James Womack and Daniel Jones formulate the 5 Lean principles
as described in the lead of Dines Deshpande.
Later, Jeffrey Liker in his book 'The Toyota Way' explained how these basic principles
were transformed to more practical management principles
: the famous 4P pyramid.
Principle 11 in this pyramid is: 'respect your partners and suppliers by challenging them and helping them improve.'
It is this principle where Heather Heegyoung Jeon is refferring to.
Liker's 4P Pyramid with the 14 principles (2004)