3.2 VSM Part III Lean

3.2 VSM Part III Lean - Part III What Makes a Value Stream...

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Part III – What Makes a Value Stream Lean 1 MGSC 485 – Business Process Management Moore School of Business University of South Carolina These notes reflect the techniques found in Learning to See, Version 1.3, by Rather & Shook, LEI 2003
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The Culture of Lean If we want to survive, we must improve If we want to improve, we must change If we want to change, we need a culture that not only: Accepts change, but Embraces and encourages change as well Lonnie Wilson, How To Implement Lean Manufacturing [2010] “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” - W. Edwards Deming
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Lean as a Primary Business  Philosophy The business must be driven by four basic concepts Must be in a competitive free-market environment Otherwise there will be insufficient motivation Charities? Must be a clear customer focus Meeting the needs and wants of the customer must be seen as value Health care? A key strategy must be waste elimination In supplying value to the customer Not-for-profits? Long-term focus Even at the expense of short-term gain Sports teams?
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The Eight Deadly Wastes D…Defects: Amateurs work until they get it right. Professionals work until they can't get it wrong. ~Author Unknown O…Over-production: The essential question is not, "How busy are you?" but "What are you busy at?" ~Oprah Winfrey W…Waiting: Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material. ~Henry Ford N…Non-utilized Resources/talent: We're not about liquidating companies, but if you do that, why is that terrible? We're not blowing up the factories. The person who buys it should be able to make the asset more productive. ~Carl Icahn
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The Eight Deadly Wastes T…Transportation: The only place that work and motion are the same thing is the zoo where people pay to see the animals move around (not exact phrase) - Taiichi Ohno I…Inventory: Finished goods are products that we have made that no one wants. Raw materials are products that we have bought that we don’t need. – Tom Greenwood, Director of the University of Tennessee Lean Enterprise Forum M…Motion: It’s only the last turn of a bolt that tightens it – the rest is just movement. ~ Shigeo Shingo E…Excess Processing: There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all" – Peter Drucker
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Completely continuous flow Any product can be made in the smallest quantity (no setup
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course MGSC 485 taught by Professor Ahire during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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3.2 VSM Part III Lean - Part III What Makes a Value Stream...

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