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Value Stream Management: Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements (Create a Complete System for Lean Transformation!) Paperback – May 6, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-1563272455 ISBN-10: 1563272458

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  • 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: #342,246 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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And it is easy, almost pleasant, to read.
Fredrick Arnstein
This book provides a practical approach for implementing lean manufacturing and what pit-falls should be avoided during the lean journey.
Lean Machine
Highly recommended for small and large organizations.
Rose Zentner

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence E Whitman on 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 By Dick Robb on August 12, 2002
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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 By Bob Holt on October 11, 2002
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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 By A Customer on 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 By Lean Machine on September 14, 2006
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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fredrick Arnstein on October 30, 2008
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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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