August 2014 |   Volume: 46 |   Number: 8
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Partial assessments help reveal hidden process wastes
By Steve Borris
Ask anyone who uses lean the purpose of a value stream map, and they will tell you it is to find all the steps that do not add value to a process and reduce or eliminate them. According to lean, there are only two options: An action either adds value or it doesn’t.
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