Value Stream Mapping for Lean Development: A How-To Guide for Streamlining Time to Market

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Written by one of the world’s most respected consultants on Lean, this work presents a methodology for value stream mapping that is appropriate for any organization, whether it be service or product oriented. Over the past 25 years, Locher has proven just how powerful this process is, having employed it in healthcare, transportation, distribution, education, financial services, and manufacturing environments. Illustrating his methodology through the example of the imaginary DevelopTek company, he explains how to:

  • Identify development waste
  • Assess an organization’s current state and develop a Current State Map
  • Apply Lean principles to create a Future State Map
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CRC Press
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Published on
May 2, 2008
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Pages
142
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ISBN
9781420089783
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Quality Control
Technology & Engineering / Manufacturing
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Beau Keyte
The first edition of this book won a Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research, and now, following in the tradition of its bestselling predecessor, The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping for Office and Services, Second Edition details a robust step-by-step approach for implementing Lean initiatives in the service industry and office environments.

A must-read for those looking to maximize the value they provide their customers, this new edition describes how to better align value stream improvements to strategic needs. In addition, it engages the entire organization in experimentation and connects a new management system with tiered visuals in support of leader standard work.

This updated edition of a Shingo Prize Winner:

Features new critical steps in planning and preparing for VSM events Includes new content and examples from the service industry, including healthcare Provides a new examination of future state mapping Details methods for engaging an entire organization in continuous improvement by focusing on socialization Discusses the use of experiments to "learn your way" to a future state Provides examples of tiered visual management and demonstrates the principles of a lean management system

Providing improved ways to involve your organization in transformation and to sustain your efforts, the book expands beyond the "tools focus" to challenge your organization to think and act differently in order to change the culture of your organization as you become more effective and efficient.

This book details proven methods for aligning the organization for transformation, creating future state visions of improved effectiveness and efficiency, and engaging all levels of the organization in the transformation. After reading it, you will be better prepared to transform your organization to one that not only sustains improvement gains but is more adaptable to shifts in market and customer needs.

Subir Chowdhury
Innovation, claims quality consultant Subir Chowdhury, is part of America’s DNA. No other country in the world matches America’s creative drive and its ability to turn innovative ideas into revolutionary products–from antilock brakes and steel-belted radial tires to sophisticated software and microprocessors. But as fast as we introduce new products, we lose the markets we establish to countries that know how to manufacture higher quality versions for less money. As Japanese and European firms win market share by concentrating on quality, America is continually forced to rely on innovation to stay ahead.

In The Ice Cream Maker, Chowdhury uses a simple story to illustrate how businesses can instill quality into our culture and into every product we design, build, and market. The protagonist of the story is Peter Delvecchio, the manager of a regional ice cream company, who is determined to sell its ice cream to a flourishing national grocery chain, Natural Foods. In conversations with the Natural Foods manager, Peter learns how the extraordinarily successful retailer achieves its renowned high standard of excellence, both in the services it provides its customers and in the foods it manufactures and sells. Quality, he discovers, must be the mission of every employee; by learning to listen, enrich, and optimize, he can encourage and sustain the highest levels of quality in everything the company does.

Like Fish! and Who Moved My Cheese? The Ice Cream Maker offers an essential and universal lesson about one of industry's foremost challenges in a thoroughly engaging style. For managers and executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs, The Ice Cream Maker is a compelling, eye-opening guide to the most effective ways to achieve excellence and become industry leaders on the global stage.


From the Hardcover edition.
James P. Womack
Expanded, updated, and more relevant than ever, this bestselling business classic by two internationally renowned management analysts describes a business system for the twenty-first century that supersedes the mass production system of Ford, the financial control system of Sloan, and the strategic system of Welch and GE. It is based on the Toyota (lean) model, which combines operational excellence with value-based strategies to produce steady growth through a wide range of economic conditions.

In contrast with the crash-and-burn performance of companies trumpeted by business gurus in the 1990s, the firms profiled in Lean Thinking -- from tiny Lantech to midsized Wiremold to niche producer Porsche to gigantic Pratt & Whitney -- have kept on keeping on, largely unnoticed, along a steady upward path through the market turbulence and crushed dreams of the early twenty-first century. Meanwhile, the leader in lean thinking -- Toyota -- has set its sights on leadership of the global motor vehicle industry in this decade.

Instead of constantly reinventing business models, lean thinkers go back to basics by asking what the customer really perceives as value. (It's often not at all what existing organizations and assets would suggest.) The next step is to line up value-creating activities for a specific product along a value stream while eliminating activities (usually the majority) that don't add value. Then the lean thinker creates a flow condition in which the design and the product advance smoothly and rapidly at the pull of the customer (rather than the push of the producer). Finally, as flow and pull are implemented, the lean thinker speeds up the cycle of improvement in pursuit of perfection. The first part of this book describes each of these concepts and makes them come alive with striking examples.

Lean Thinking clearly demonstrates that these simple ideas can breathe new life into any company in any industry in any country. But most managers need guidance on how to make the lean leap in their firm. Part II provides a step-by-step action plan, based on in-depth studies of more than fifty lean companies in a wide range of industries across the world.

Even those readers who believe they have embraced lean thinking will discover in Part III that another dramatic leap is possible by creating an extended lean enterprise for each of their product families that tightly links value-creating activities from raw materials to customer.

In Part IV, an epilogue to the original edition, the story of lean thinking is brought up-to-date with an enhanced action plan based on the experiences of a range of lean firms since the original publication of Lean Thinking.

Lean Thinking does not provide a new management "program" for the one-minute manager. Instead, it offers a new method of thinking, of being, and, above all, of doing for the serious long-term manager -- a method that is changing the world.
Dan McDonnell
Recent improvements at Enterride’s Trail Rider Memphis Operation bought Pete Grant, the Trail Rider Plant Manager, and his team a little more time, but Pete knew much more was needed to save the plant. They needed a breakthrough, a true game changer. Then someone told Pete about a process called 3P that could lead to unprecedented improvement when utilized during major change programs. Could this be just what he was looking for?

Unleashing the Power of 3P: The Key to Breakthrough Improvement follows Pete and his team as they journey through Lean and the Production Preparation Process (3P). Using an easy-to-follow story, it allows readers to tag along as the team learns how to trim waste, increase efficiency, and bring their plant back from the brink. You’ll learn from the team’s mistakes and follow them as they visit a hospital and learn how Lean and 3P can be applied in any industry. A go-to guide for 3P execution, this book: Details a proven methodology for successful implementation of even the most aggressive corporate change programs Presented in workbook format with real-world examples Uses an engaging story to guide readers through a 3P project—from beginning to end Suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners of continuous improvement

The book outlines time-tested methods that can be applied to any combination of product, process, and facility design to reduce costly redesign iterations and associated delays. Based on a true story, it takes you on a journey as Enterride completes a new production start-up in dramatically reduced time and cost. Lean and 3P can transform your organization. Let Enterride’s journey show you just how transformative they can be.

Watch co-author Drew Locher discuss how 3P can stop project delays and increase efficiency in your organization.
Beau Keyte
The first edition of this book won a Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research, and now, following in the tradition of its bestselling predecessor, The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping for Office and Services, Second Edition details a robust step-by-step approach for implementing Lean initiatives in the service industry and office environments.

A must-read for those looking to maximize the value they provide their customers, this new edition describes how to better align value stream improvements to strategic needs. In addition, it engages the entire organization in experimentation and connects a new management system with tiered visuals in support of leader standard work.

This updated edition of a Shingo Prize Winner:

Features new critical steps in planning and preparing for VSM events Includes new content and examples from the service industry, including healthcare Provides a new examination of future state mapping Details methods for engaging an entire organization in continuous improvement by focusing on socialization Discusses the use of experiments to "learn your way" to a future state Provides examples of tiered visual management and demonstrates the principles of a lean management system

Providing improved ways to involve your organization in transformation and to sustain your efforts, the book expands beyond the "tools focus" to challenge your organization to think and act differently in order to change the culture of your organization as you become more effective and efficient.

This book details proven methods for aligning the organization for transformation, creating future state visions of improved effectiveness and efficiency, and engaging all levels of the organization in the transformation. After reading it, you will be better prepared to transform your organization to one that not only sustains improvement gains but is more adaptable to shifts in market and customer needs.

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