Lean ManagementManufacturing Improvement
One of the mistakes companies make when starting the Lean journey is to focus only on one tool and attempt to roll out that tool across the entire operation.
In order to really drive customer value, the approach needs to consider the whole system, from order entry all the way through to delivery to the customer. This approach is called value stream improvement.
It identifies what is actually happening in the process and detects all the wastes and issues that stop it being efficient. The final steps involve developing countermeasures and an action plan to drive customer value throughout the value stream