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Karen Martin is president of The Karen Martin Group, Inc., a firm that specializes in business performance improvement and Lean management practices. She's also the author of the Shingo Research Award–winning The Outstanding Organization, an instructor in the University of California, San Diego's Lean Enterprise program, and an industry advisor to the University of San Diego's Industrial and Systems Engineering program.
Mike Osterling provides support and leadership to organizations on their Lean transformation journey. Prior to consulting, Mike played a key internal role in Schneider Electric's Lean transformation during the 1990s. He is the cofounder of San Diego State University's Lean Enterprise program and continues to teach at SDSU and other universities.
This book is comprehensive in its scope as well as very easy to understand.
Then it takes us through the steps required to create a current state map, develop a vision for future excellence, and then how to map what that future will look like.
Karen Martin and Mike Osterling have taken the confusion out of value stream mapping (VSM) and show how to utilize it in an easy and effective way.
Very good insight on the whole process of looking to streamline daily work flow, thoughtful considerations when conducting so the new value process is accepted and sustained by... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jim Mesplie
I liked the in depth analysis of VSM. I will
recommend to VSM learners, in-depth understanding of Value enablers. Read more
The authors did an excellent job of giving an overview of the steps necessary to execute a VSM workshop. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Whitney Ruth
How to guide. Useful as an introduction to VSM mainly focused on service industries not for experienced people.Published 3 months ago by Mark
Solid overview of VSM concepts and structural formatting. This is a good addition to your library if you leverage Lean methodologies to help improve business operations and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicholas Alexander
Clear, direct and readable.
Practical steps for doing VSM.
Many insights and thoughtful advices throughout the book.
Now, to apply the knowledge.
This is a good book, but the authors have chosen to take an approach that doesn't work well for my learning style. I was hoping for a book that taught the theory. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brian Castelli
Best book I have found for beginners to value stream mapping. Goes through all the steps and gives you reasons for the stepsPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer