The most value in value stream mapping is being able to see and understand the whole value stream process. Departmental cost reductions are usually quick fixes accomplished at the expense of others and eventually are lost due to inadequate process management. Mapping helps to prioritize kaizen efforts aimed at making a bigger impact for customers satisfaction instead of just a shotgun approach.
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From a Lean perspective, all changeover activity is waste. While it cannot be eliminated completely, your goal is to reduce changeover to a minimum. Quick Changeover in a Lean environment is applicable to machine-intensive processes, as well as to assembly lines or office environments where changeover for the next product or service is needed.
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