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Apply Lean to Your Processes

Create a Value Stream Map

of one of the key processes in your workplace.

value stream map

Value Stream Maps are helpful for removing unnecessary delay.

Create a Spaghetti Diagram

tracing how a product/service flows through your workplace.

spaghetti diagram

Spaghetti Diagrams are useful for eliminating
unnecessary movement of people, machines or materials.

Look for opportunities to reduce or eliminate:

1. Delay
2. Overproduction
3. Waste and rework (defects)
4. Non-Value Added processing
5. Transportation (unnecessary)
6. Inventory
7. Motion (unnecessary)

Books by Jay Arthur