Value Stream Management for the Lean Office: Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, & Sustaining Lean Improvements in Administrative Areas

Don Tapping, Tom Shuker

February 20, 2003 by Productivity Press
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9781563272462 - CAT# PP7246

USD$62.95

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Features

  • A complete case study that highlights the applications of lean in an office environment
  • A thorough overview of basic lean concepts
  • Methods for identifying the administrative activities that need improvement
  • The eight-step process for removing waste and reorganizing workflow for cost effective, efficient operations
  • Guidelines and checklists to help direct and maintain lean improvements
  • A comprehensive lean assessment tool for administrative areas
  • Definitions of common lean terms and concepts
  • Summary

    Bring Lean Improvements to the Administrative Areas of Your Organization!

    Extending their eight-step process to the realization of a lean office, Tapping and Shuker use a customer service case studyto illustrate the effectiveness of the value stream storyboard.This popular volume provides organizations with a proven system for implementing lean principles in the office. In addition to providing a thorough overview of basic lean concepts, this book details methods for identifying the administrative activities in need of attention. To address these, it applies the eight-step process for removing waste and reorganizing workflow. Accompanying the book is a CD containing a lean assessment tool, a storyboard template, charts, a team charter, and worksheets.

    BONUS CD! Along with this book you receive a CD containing a lean assessment tool, a storyboard template, useful charts, a team charter, forms, reports, and worksheets!