Strategic Lean Mapping

Strategic Lean Mapping

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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

 

 


Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Storm Before the Calm
Chapter 2. Finding Improvement Opportunities
Chapter 3. The Big Picture Map
Chapter 4. Process Mapping
Chapter 5. Capacity Mapping
Chapter 6. Lean Manufacturing, the Value-Stream Map, and Partial Value
Chapter 7. Problem Solving and Decision Making
Glossary
Index


Author comments

 

Steve Borris is a manufacturing advisor and continuous improvement specialist in the science, food and drink, electronics, textile, optics, electro-mechanics, medicine, and semiconductor industries. His technical expertise includes equipment installation and maintenance, root-cause fault resolution, equipment redesign, calibration, customer support, commissioning, and training. Mr. Borris is currently with SMAS, a Scottish government agency tasked with improving the efficiencies of companies. He also is the author of Total Productive Maintenance (McGraw-Hill, 2006).

 

 

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