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Chapter 1- Think First: Five Principles of Lean (eChapter from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lesson from the Road) Image

Chapter 1- Think First: Five Principles of Lean (eChapter from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lesson from the Road)


Author(s)/Editor(s): Mr Jamie Flinchbaugh, Andy Carlino
Published By:
SME

Pages in Print Edition: 30PP

Published: 12/01/2005
Product ID:
BK05PUB51_E_CH-1
ISBN:
978-1-62104-005-7

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Description

This book begins with an exploration of the most fundamental truths underlying lean which are the five lean principles:1. Directly observe work as activities, connections, and flows2. Systematic waste elimination3. Establish high agreement of what and how4. Systematic problem solving and5. Create a learning organizationEach principle carries its own meaning and set of behaviors. However, their essential value lies in how they work together.It is important to note that these principles have no sequential order. They are continually at work and guide how an organization’s people react and respond to the events around them.