When most teams map a lean value stream, they tend to focus on internal processes, and many organizations have reaped the benefits of implementing lean within their own facilities. The total value stream, however, for a typical product crosses many different organizations and suppliers. In Improving the Extended Value Stream: Lean for the Entire Supply Chain, Darren Dolcemascolo presents a step-by-step plan for extending lean manufacturing across the entire supply chain. He makes the case for improving the extended value stream by demonstrating the benefits: increased profitability, reduced lead times and inventory, and better quality. He then presents proven methods for sustaining success and continuously improving the entire supply chain. The techniques addressed include extended value stream mapping, process kaizen, outsourcing strategy, supplier evaluation, and supplier integration activities as they relate to a lean supply chain. Readers of this book will learn how to extend lean manufacturing to the entire supply chain, magnifying the benefits of lean manufacturing to their bottom line.
PART I: PLANNING AND ANALYSIS OF THE LEAN EXTENDED VALUE STREAM
Chapter 1: Lean and the Extended Value Stream
Chapter 2: Mapping the Extended Value Stream, Current State
Chapter 3: Creating a Lean Extended Value Stream
PART II: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LEAN SUPPLY CHAIN
Chapter 4: Outsourcing Strategy: How to Determine When It Makes Sense to Outsource
Chapter 5: Evaluating Current and Potential Suppliers for the Lean Extended Value Stream
Chapter 6: Buyer-Supplier Relationships in the Lean Enterprise--Contracting
Chapter 7: Value-Stream Mapping at Supplier Sites
Chapter 8: The Tools of Process Kaizen
Chapter 9: Facilitating Kaizen Events for Suppliers and Customers
PART III: SUSTAINING AND CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING THE LEAN EXTENDED VALUE STREAM
Chapter 10: Techniques for Sustaining Success
Chapter 11: Continuous Improvement of the Extended Value Stream
"Improving the Extended Value Stream, by Darren Dolcemascolo, demonstrates the use of lean principles in the extended value stream. In workbook form, the book includes tips on how to magnify the benefits of lean on the production floor by extending the principle throughout the enterprise.
Most companies have used lean to perfect their internal processes, and this has been very beneficial to the bottom line. Dolcemascolo argues that such limited use restricts the benefits that come from lean's use across the enterprise. He makes a case for the benefit of lean's extension - increased profitability, reduced lead times and inventory, and better quality. Techniques addressed in the book include extended value stream mapping, process kaizen, outsourcing strategy, supplier evaluation and supplier integration, as they relate to lean supply chains."
"For those companies where a significant percentage of the manufacturing is outsourced, the steps laid out in Dolcemascolo's book will help them decide what should and should not be outsourced and how to accomplish it effectively."