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Value Stream Management: Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements (Create a Complete System for Lean Transformation!) [Paperback]

Don Tapping , Tom Luyster , Tom Shuker
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Book Description

May 6, 2002 1563272458 978-1563272455
The Value Stream Management System simplifies the planning process for lean implementation, ensuring quick deployment and greater success. It links the metrics and reporting required by management with the lean tools needed on the manufacturing floor. The central feature of this illustrative and engaging book is the value stream management storyboard, a tool representing an eight-step process for lean implementation. The storyboard brings together people, tools, metrics, and reporting into one visual document.

The authors stress the importance of reaching beyond single-point kaizens to ensure a sustainable lean implementation process. Many people use the value stream map as an individual tool, but not within the context of a proven overall system. Value Stream Management: Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements shows you how to use mapping as part of a complete system for lean implementation.

The final outcome of Value Stream Management is the creation of a complete, visual plan for lean transformation - and the mastery of the skills required to implement that plan. Instead of just using Toyota Production System Tools, the authors encourage you to create your own lean production system. Value Stream Management will help you to complete your process and sustain it!

BONUS CD! Along with this book you receive a CD containing a lean assessment tool, a storyboard template, useful charts, a team charter, forms, reports, and worksheets.

DVD Package (see Catalog No. PP7338)

A training aid to implement those principles taught in the book, a training video is available that teaches managers how to train lean teams. It starts with an overview of value stream management and the basics of lean. Subsequent lessons teach how to map current and future states; how to create action plans for implementation and follow-through; and how to develop a storyboard that communicates the entire process. Finally, a computer-generated "virtual factory" shows how the system comes together and how lean actually works. Viewers will see value stream management in action at four major companies. The package includes a facilitator's guide that provides information on how to use the package and an overview of each training module,and a participant guide,

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Product Details

  • Series: Create a Complete System for Lean Transformation!
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Productivity Press (May 6, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563272458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563272455
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Don Tapping graduated from The University of Michigan in 1976. He spent the next four years as a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in various positions during his tour. After completing his Corps duties, Don worked in the medical technology, education, and aerospace industries for the next 20 years. Don authored the best selling book, Value Stream Management for the Lean Office (Productivity Press 2003), Lean Office Demystified (II), Who Hollered Fore?, and numerous other books on business performance - setting the bar for administrative Lean improvements. He continues to enlighten organizations with his ability to design step-by-step implementation methodologies identifying processes that require improvement, and then introducing proactive steps to improve or redesign them - reducing costs, boosting performance, and increasing customer (patient) satisfaction. Don today is using his experience and writing books on how Lean can be used in the MS Office and Open Source environments to streamline information flow. Don also received his MBA from The University of Notre Dame.

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good primer July 23, 2004
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I use this book in my lean manufacturing class. It has good practical examples and a useful method for doing lean using the value stream mapping approach. I highly receommend this book for the first timers. I think someone who has no experience could get started using this book.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lean Book for Lean August 12, 2002
What I found most beneficial in this book were the ready to use forms/worksheets/templates that I used with my lean team immediately. As a supervisor, this gives the structure for implementing lean, just what is needed, when it is needed. Lean design and very, very practical!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tools for Leaning your facility October 11, 2002
This book gave me great insight to re-initialized our lean efforts. We have been so busy and got caught up in the value stream mapping craze and kaizen events, but little impact. This book did a superb job in laying out the eight steps, with all the forms, templates necessary to ensure sustainable results. Great work by the authors!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Value Stream Management - Great Process for Lean August 10, 2002
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This book gave me the realization that a simple process exists from world-class lean companies such as Mercedez-Benz, Wiremold, Pella, Eaton Corporation and Thedford Corporation. These authors did a great job in extracting the successfu lean implementation process into the 8 functional and easy to use steps. Great tools that can be used immediatley. .
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good step-by-step recipe book for lean implementation September 14, 2006
This book provides a practical approach for implementing lean manufacturing and what pit-falls should be avoided during the lean journey. Recommended for organizations that are beginning lean manaufacturing implementation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect October 30, 2008
This is a 'lean' book -- it has no fat, no excess words. Yet it's comprehensive enough to guide someone through all the basics of lean. It provides step-by-step instructions, with good examples, and lots of forms. And it is easy, almost pleasant, to read. I bought it because the other reviews were very favorable, and they were right.
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