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  • Introduction to VSM

    In this video, Gemba Academy’s Ron Pereira talks about one of the key lean tools: value stream mapping. Video covers following topics: What is value stream? What is value stream mapping? Why value stream mapping? 8 steps to creating VSM’s For more material from Gemba Academy, you can ...

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  • Why I don’t like Lean houses, except one | Christian Hohmann | LinkedIn Pulse

    “I never liked the (Toyota inspired) Lean houses and their many variants. First all these models are generally understood as prescriptive rather than descriptive, thus those new to Lean tend to adopt and copy one model without necessarily understanding its … Continue reading → ...

    Tags: Blog reviews, House of Lean, House of TPS, UML, VSM

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  • Why do we call it “value stream”?

    On LinkedIn, Dinesh Vasandani, Director of industrial engineering and manufacturing operational excellence at Boeing, asked “Why do we call it value stream? Most value streams have minimal value added work rates. Should we start calling them waste streams?” To date, Dinesh &helli...

    Tags: Blog clippings, Toyota, TPS, Value Stream, Value Stream Mapping, VSM

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  • Caramel Corn Kaizen

    Holiday shopping last week at one of my favorite food places, Johnson’s Popcorn, I came upon a scene reminiscent of our Lean training video Toast Kaizen. After I placed my order for eighteen one-gallon buckets of caramel corn for friends and family, the Johnson’s  kitchen shifted...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, continuous improvement, kaizen, popcorn, toyota production system, VSM

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  • What Exactly is Value Stream Mapping (VSM)?

    There are tons of “value”-driven management frameworks.  Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is one of the most well know–but, do you know what exactly this methodology refers to? Value Stream Mapping Overview VSM is Lean Management method for analyzing the current state and ...

    Tags: Operations & Supply Chain, lean management, Value Stream Mapping, VSM

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  • Wacky Lean House | Bob Emiliani |

    This year is the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI). There will surely be a big celebration. But in my view, there is less to celebrate than meets the eye. Here’s why: LEI has controlled … Continue reading → Original: http://michelbaudin.c...

    Tags: Blog clippings, Lean, LEI, Toyota, TPS, VSM

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  • A Guide on Process Efficiency

    Sometimes, business terms can seem so complicated and boring, and when you hear the word cycle efficiency, you may be ready to tune yourself out from another boring business topic. However, this term is something you should know about because cycle efficiency is all about making your life more co...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, six sigma, process, continous improvement, Lean Manufacturing, 5s, cycle-time, pce, timwood, vsm

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  • Value-Stream Mapping: Why Is It Underutilized?

    Good lean leaders can spend a lot of time telling you about the benefits of Value-Stream Mapping (VSM) and how it can transform your organization into a more adequately structured and maintained one, but the tool is actually seeing surprisingly little use in modern times, far less than you would ...

    Tags: Business, lean leaders, organization, vsm

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  • Value Stream Mapping: Basic Steps to Get Started

    Value stream mapping (VSM) is a fundamental lean technique that’s fallen out of use in recent years for various reasons, but it can still be of huge benefit to organizations that use its potential properly. It takes some time to get used to the basic concepts, but once you’ve gotten t...

    Tags: Business, company, lean technique, organization, vsm

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  • Value Stream Mapping: Why Is It Underutilized?

    Good lean leaders can spend a lot of time telling you about the benefits of value stream mapping and how it can transform your organization into a more adequately structured and maintained one, but the tool is actually seeing surprisingly little use in modern times, far less than you would expect...

    Tags: Business, lean leaders, organization, vsm

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