Lean technologies/methods to be applied to biomanufacturing


This chapter focuses on a review of key tools to be used to produce a Lean biomanufacturing plant. A detailed breakdown of the value stream mapping process is discussed including the use of symbols, methodology, box scores and the makeup of the value stream mapping team. Types of data useful in value stream mapping are reviewed and there is discussion about its use in identifying waste. Practical references are made to DMAIC and PDCA methodologies and the use of spaghetti diagrams and Fishbone analyses for determining waste. Kaizen events are referenced and the use of the ‘5 Whys’ approach and 5S associated with process improvements. Various other tools are reviewed. Change ...

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