- Principle 1
Base your management decisions on a long-term philosophy, even at the expense of short-term financial goals.
- Principle 2
Create a continuous process flow to bring problems to the surface. Eliminate waste.
- Principle 3
Use "pull" systems to avoid overproduction.
- Principle 4
Level out the workload.
- Principle 5
Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time.
- Principle 6
Standardized tasks and processes are the foundation for 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.
- Principle 9
Grow leaders who thoroughly understand the 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.
- Principle 12
Go and see for yourself to thoroughly understand the situation.
- Principle 13
Make decisions slowly by consensus, thoroughly considering all options; implement decisions rapidly.
- Principle 14
Become a learning organization through relentless reflection and continuous improvement.