In this video, Gemba Academy’s Ron Pereira talks about one of the key lean tools: value stream mapping.
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In their book Lean thinking (1996), Womack and Jones described a specific action plan for successful lean transformation. In the first phase of the action plan, they recognize the need to identify value streams and map them by product family, with a goal of sustainable lean improvement.
Toyota developed method known as “Material and Information Flow Mapping” which was later popularized as value stream mapping by the book Learning to See (1999).
Womack, J. P. and Jones, D. T. (1996). Lean thinking: banish waste and create wealth in your corporation. Simon and Schuster.
Rother, M. and Shook, J. (1999). Learning to see: value stream mapping to add value and eliminate muda. Lean Enterprise Institute.