March 27, 2006
by Productivity Press
ISBN 9781563273384 - CAT# PP7338
A successful, sustainable lean initiative requires more than just mapping your value stream and making a few improvements. It requires a process to manage the entire lean transformation. This new video series will teach you an exciting eight-step method for creating and applying a systematic process for the implementation of lean manufacturing. You will actually be able to train lean teams in the process and begin using it immediately. Plus, you will see how leading American manufacturing facilities have accomplished their lean transformation.
This DVD series starts with an overview of value stream management and the basics of lean. Subsequent lessons will teach you how to map your current state; how to plan and map your future state in three stages demand, flow, and leveling; how to create action plans for implementation and follow-through; and how to develop a storyboard that communicates the entire process. Finally, a computer-generated "virtual factory" will show how the system comes together and how lean actually works.
You will see value stream management in action at The Wiremold Company, Mercedes Benz, Pella Windows, and Thetford Corporation. Employees at these companies will share their personal experiences in implementing lean. A unique feature of this video training package is a simulation case study of Premiere Manufacturing Company, which is a composite of actual company experiences. As you learn each step in Value Stream Management, you will solidify your learning by applying the principles and tools to Premiere Manufacturing's lean initiative. This will prepare you and your team to apply value stream management to your own manufacturing system.
Eight steps to a lean company:
1. Commit to lean
2. Choose the value stream
3. Learn about lean
4. Map the current state
5. Determine lean metrics
6. Map the future state
7. Create kaizen plans
8. Implement kaizen plans
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The best way to understand how Value Stream Management can enhance your lean transformation efforts is to view our free demo. Click the link above to view it online.