Business Skills



Toyota's 10 Management Principles


By: Tadashi Yamashima, President, Toyota Technical Center (TCC)

Toyota Production System

  1. Always keep the final target in mind.

  2. Clearly assign tasks to yourself and others.

  3. Think and speak on verified, proven information and data.

  4. Take full advantage of the wisdom and experiences of others to send, gather or discuss information.

  5. Share information with others in a timely fashion.

  6. Always report, inform and consult in a timely manner.

  7. Analyze and understand shortcomings in your capabilities in a measurable way.

  8. Relentlessly strive to conduct Kaizen activities.

Implementing Kaizen: 7 Conditions


  1. Think "outside the box", or beyond common sense and standard rules.

  2. Always be mindful of protecting your safety and health.



The Toyota Way: 14 Principles

Toyota Production System (TPS)

13 Tips for Transitioning To a Lean Enterprise

7 Principles of Toyota Production System (TPS)

Lean Production

5 Elements of Enabling a Lean Approach

10 Commandments of Improvement

Glossary Kaizen & Lean Production


Kaizen Mindset

Quick and Easy Kaizen

10 Kaikaku Commandments

Kaizen Implementation Principles

Kaizen and TQM

Continuous Improvement Firm (CIF)

Efficiency Improvement

Japanese-style Suggestion System

Deming's 14 Point Plan for TQM

Matsushita's 7 Principles of Management

Matsushita's 10 Corporate Management Lessons