Value Stream Mapping for Process Improvements in A Bakeware Company

Garzon, Juan Pablo (2006) Value Stream Mapping for Process Improvements in A Bakeware Company. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Value stream mapping (VSM) has been underway on a broad scale for the last decade in big

companies such Toyota and Boeing; it is a tool that analyzes and identifies the waste in

material flow and information flow. This project considers the implementation of value

stream mapping on two products that are made by a bakery system company and focuses on

product family, current map and the future map as well as the improvements made. The aim is

to identify waste and then translate the waste opportunities to improve company performance.

Researches, Tapping and Womark have developed two frameworks in value stream mappping

which can be used in any type of business. The main issues of these are highlighted in the

project. With regard to the current map, it is used to find opportunities to implement other

lean tools. It is concluded that value stream mapping is the first tool that any company should

use to implement lean systems. Also, the implementation of one piece flow in the shop floor

could reduce the lead time, cycle time and level of inventories. This may be of interest to

companies that work in a make to order environment and other companies that would like to

become lean. Also, companies that start the lean journey can use this as a guideline to draw

the current state map and find the future state.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: value steam mapping, lean manufacturing, VSM, material flow, information flow
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 10:31

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