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Learning to Lean Newsletter

November 2013

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Announcements
Announcements

In this month's edition of our lean newsletter, we will be talking about value stream mapping.  Please see below for several videos and articles related to this topic.

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Featured Topic: Value Stream Mapping

We have 3 articles and 2 videos that talk about value stream mapping this month. The first article deals with identifying value streams, which is necessary before actual mapping activities begin. In any business, we need to understand how we provide products and services to our customers and which products and services can be logically grouped into value streams or families. After we identify our value streams, we can then select one to begin mapping. The current state map exposes the problems (opportunities) in the form of waste. The future state map is where we apply lean principles to identify the next target condition. We then develop a plan to achieve this target condition over the next 6 to 12 months. The plan includes a number of key objectives and projects. Please click on the links below to learn more about this topic:

 

 

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Additional Resources
Resources
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