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Strategic Lean Mapping

Strategic Lean Mapping

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  • ISBN-13: 9780071788557
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2012
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.6 x 9.3 x 6.1 inches


Proven methods for diagnosing problems, improving processes, and increasing profits

In Strategic Lean Mapping, continuous improvement expert Steven Borris reveals how to visually document your organization's processes and identify problematic issues. Find out how to blend and then apply select techniques from Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, RCM (Reliability-Centered Maintenance), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency), and other methodologies to implement the perfect solution to the task at hand. Diagrams, charts, and real-world case studies help you to put the concepts presented into practice. This hands-on guide will help small companies, large global organizations, and government agencies alike find ideal solutions for individual processes or projects.

Coverage includes:

  • Finding improvement opportunities
  • The five principles of Lean
  • The seven wastes of Lean
  • The big picture map
  • SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis
  • Process mapping
  • Capacity mapping
  • Lean Manufacturing, the value-stream map, and partial value
  • Problem solving and decision making

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