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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.
Well written with very good examples.
Excellent new book on VSMs - provides clear details and key focus areas when conducting Value Stream Mapping Provides insight on the process step-by-step in the book.
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.
How to guide. Useful as an introduction to VSM mainly focused on service industries not for experienced people.Published 10 days 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 27 days 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 2 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 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good introduction, but lack the depth I was looking for. If you are seeking something with more depth I would suggest: Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cheng Yi Chiao
It is clear now, every little detail is there to help you plan and use VSM. Our transformation team was about to start a VSM with our leadership team and I was not confortable with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chantale Larocque
The dilivary was so fast and I like the book it's written in easy language ,it's good deal I will advice and forwardPublished 3 months ago by Eyad