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1st Edition

Value Stream Management
Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements

ISBN 9781563272455
Published May 6, 2002 by Productivity Press
176 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

The Value Stream Management System simplifies the planning process for lean implementation, ensuring quick deployment and greater success. It links the metrics and reporting required by management with the lean tools needed on the manufacturing floor. The central feature of this illustrative and engaging book is the value stream management storyboard, a tool representing an eight-step process for lean implementation. The storyboard brings together people, tools, metrics, and reporting into one visual document.

The authors stress the importance of reaching beyond single-point kaizens to ensure a sustainable lean implementation process. Many people use the value stream map as an individual tool, but not within the context of a proven overall system. Value Stream Management: Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements shows you how to use mapping as part of a complete system for lean implementation.

The final outcome of Value Stream Management is the creation of a complete, visual plan for lean transformation - and the mastery of the skills required to implement that plan. Instead of just using Toyota Production System Tools, the authors encourage you to create your own lean production system. Value Stream Management will help you to complete your process and sustain it!

Along with this book you receive downloadable resources containing a lean assessment tool, a storyboard template, useful charts, a team charter, forms, reports, and worksheets.

Table of Contents

Overview: Value Stream Management
Introduction: The Value Stream Management Process
Step 1: Commit to Lean
Step 2: Choose the Value Stream
Step 3: Learn about Lean
Step 4: Map the Current State
Step 5: Identify Lean Metrics
Step 6: Map the Future State
Step 7: Create Kaizen Plans
Step 8: Implement Kaizen Plans
Bonus CD

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"In my opinion, the format is exceptional for use in training. The format is also excellent for readers such as busy managers/executives who are typically overloaded with material they need to read. It is a quick read or can be quickly scanned for core content by reading bullet statements, boxed-in highlighted text, etc. I'm pleased to see that despite the unique format, the book/manual doesn't dilute or leave out content that is critical lean theory. You can tell this book is written by practitioners who have actually done it."
 — Bob Angeli, Vice President of Operations, IdraPrince, June 2004