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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping

A Value Stream Map (VSM) is a high-level visual representation of a business process. It helps to understand the flow of value in the 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. 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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5S Audit Checklist

5S is a Lean technique that involves activities designed to create and maintain a disciplined workplace. It helps create a better working environment and can be implemented to eliminate waste and improve the flow of work. 5S audits are often used to evaluate the performance of 5S implementation in any workplace. This 5S audit checklist will help ensuring that 5S standards and workplace organization are being met. It enables the observer to better address compliance gaps and provides opportunities for continuous improvement.

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