Chapter 2: The Value of Value Stream Mapping Presentations and Workshops: How any organization can save time and money - Increasing profit!!!
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. I: An Anthology of Higher Learning


Summary

A Value Stream Map (VSM) is a Lean tool used to create a map of the material and information flow for any manufacturing or administrative process. It defines every task involved in a complex program statement of work to identify inefficiencies, eliminate roadblocks, and generate simpler, more efficient business practices (Rother & Shook, 2003).
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