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The Principles of Lean
Dinesh Deshpande, Analyst, India, Member
Lean works on certain principles:
1. Identify customer specific value (customer requirements);
2. Value stream mapping for the process (identify process);
3. Create flow (reduce cycle time);
4. Eliminate waste and non-value-added activities;
5. Pursue perfection (right first time).

Adding One More Principle of Lean
Hyejoo Jeon, Korea (South), Member
Adding one more: 'Need to form good relationships with suppliers'.
I am pretty sure that the delicate relationship between suppliers and organization can lead to fluctuation in logistics process such as delay of components, suddenly happened worker's laziness ...

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)

Applying the Lean Principles in Unqualified Labour
Shafiq Khalid, Student (Other), Member

Implementing Liker's 4 Ps
Eric Schmitz, Consultant, Belgium, SIG Leader


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