Category Archives: Value for Customers

What Does This Guy Do?? Role of Value Stream Manager

For many people the role of a value stream manager is not clearly understood. Others incorrectly use the term value stream manager as a substitute for production manager or supervisor in the factory. A Value Stream Manager has full responsibility … Continue reading

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I have been working with two multinational companies recently and the need for  “just-do-it” daily improvements came up. The companies are very different but the team members in both companies got excited about just-do-it and took action on some similar things. They … Continue reading

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The Market Out There is Frightful, Let It Flow, Let It Flow, Let It Flow.

If you had to sum up lean processes you would likely say “lean creates great customer value and flows very fast”. Lean companies organize around these 2 of the 5 principles of lean thinking. They create a physical and management … Continue reading

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