Long Term Philosophy

Principle 1 Base your management decisions on a long-term philosophy, even at the expense of short-term goals

The Right Process Will Produce the Right results

Principle 2 Create continuous process flow to bring problems to the surface

Principle 3 Use “pull” systems to avoid overproduction

Principle 4 Level out the workload (Heijunka)

Principle 5 Build a culture of stopping to fix problems to get quality right the first time

Principle 6 Standardized Tasks are the foundation of continuous improvement and employee empowerment

Principle 7 Use visual control so no problems are hidden

Principle 8 Use only reliable, thoroughly tested technology that serves your people and processes

Add Value to the Organization by Developing People and Partners

Principle 9 Grow leaders who thoroughly understand he work, live the philosophy, and teach it to others

Principle 10 Develop exceptional people and teams who follow your company’s philosophy

Principle 11 Respect your extended network of partners and suppliers by challenging them and helping them improve

Continuously Solving Root Problems Drives Organizational Learning

Principle 12 Go and See for yourself to thoroughly understand the situation (Genchi Genbutsu)

Principle 13 Make Decisions slowly by consensus thoroughly reviewing all options; implement decisions rapidly

Principle 14 Become a learning organization through relentless reflection and continuous improvement (kaizen)