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Dealing with “Monuments”

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 · Posted in Flow, Lean, lean tools, Monuments, Poka-Yoke, Pull, Value Streams

“What’s a monument?” you ask.   Most organizations have large pieces of equipment that weigh tons, are often half submerged or above the roof, sometimes contain liquids (like plating chemicals),.. read more

VSM Part #6A – Importance to Decision-Making (Who, What & How Often?)

Posted on August 5th, 2015 · Posted in Flow, Leadership, lean tools, Pull, Value Stream Map

To this point, we’ve examined the mechanics of the Value Stream Map (VSM).  We’ve looked at the the flow of the process, at the data boxes, at the flow of.. read more