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The Five Principles of Lean Thinking are:

  1. 1.  Define Value from the customer’s perspective
  2. 2.  Identify the Value Stream
  3. 3.  Make the Process Flow
  4. 4.  Pull from the customer and
  5. 5.  Strive for Perfection.

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