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Value Stream Mapping


Value Stream Mapping

A Value Stream Map (VSM) is a visual representation that helps to understand the flow of value in a business process as perceived by the customer. Its primary goal is to identify and eliminate waste (Muda) and make the process as close to lean as possible. It is considered as an improvement tool rather than just a definition of how the process operates or should operate. Although it is often associated with manufacturing, it can also be applied in product development and service related industries such as: healthcare, hospitality and logistics.

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Gap Analysis

Gap Analysis

Gap Analysis compares two things, what is with what should be. It often helps comparing two different states of something, the current state and the future state. Once the gap is identified, an action plan can be developed to bridge the gap. Read more »»