Value Stream Mapping
This Article examines Value Stream Mapping - The Map of your Journey to becoming 'Lean'.It would be hard to find a medical device or pharmaceutical manufacturing site which is not currently running some kind of “Lean” initiative.
Terms like Value Stream Map, Takt time, Level Loading,5S, Mistake Proofing, OEE and SMED are in common usage. Previous BSM newsletters have explored many of these terms/techniques. This edition focuses on the core Lean technique of Value Stream Mapping.