Value Stream Mapping PDF
by Karen Martin
This was one of those books which can be used for reference in case you are adopting a lean way of working in your organization or in your life. The book gives a high level idea about how to eliminate waste from the work process and deliver value. The concept of waste elimination is nothing new but the authors have given a new method of implementing lean approach from a strategic perspective.
To get the most out of the book it is suggested that the reader should be familiar with the Lean principles. While this book serves to enlighten the reader about what value stream mapping is and how to implement the value stream mapping in the organization, the book looks way too plain and mundane without any path breaking ideas.
To summarize very briefly the book, every organization needs to find out the way they are delivering service or product to customer which can be called as value addition for the customer, then finding out in a structured way the current processes being used to create the products or services, then figuring out the wastes in the current processes and putting in place a transformation plan to eliminate the waste, and finally executing the transformation process. To sustain the transformation process, PDSA(plan, Do, Study, Adjust) process needs to be followed regularly.
In case you are a Lean enthusiast you can read it once, else give it a pass.
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