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Design for Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth by Kevin J. Duggan

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CHAPTER18imageThe Second Principle: Make Lean Value Streams Flow

Once we have designed a true lean value stream using the design principles discussed in the previous chapter, the next step is to bring the design to life. Think of this principle as the beginning of “from paper to performance,” taking our design from the paper in our war room, our future-state value stream map and implementation plan, and achieving the design out in the real world of our operation. There is quite a bit of information that can be found on the subject of implementing lean flow, and many good tools are available. We won’t be exploring these tools in detail, as the focus ...

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