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Value Stream Mapping

How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation
Narrated by: Caroline Miller
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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The first of its kind - a value stream mapping book written for those in service and office environments who need to streamline operations

Value Stream Mapping is a practical, how-to guide that helps decision-makers improve value stream efficiency in virtually any setting, including construction, energy, financial service, government, healthcare, R&D, retail, and technology. It gives you the tools to address a wider range of important VSM issues than any other such book, including the psychology of change, leadership, creating teams, building consensus, and charter development.

Karen Martin is principal consultant for Karen Martin & Associates, LLC; instructor for the University of California, San Diego's Lean Enterprise program; and industry advisor to the University of San Diego's Industrial and Systems Engineering program.

Mike Osterling provides support and leadership to manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations on their Lean Transformation Journey. In a continuous improvement leadership role for six years, Mike played a key role in Square D Company's lean transformation in the 1990s.

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©2013 Karen Martin and Mike Osterling (P)2019 McGraw-Hill Education

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Needs More Value Stream Specificsl

The last several chapters offer the meat of the topic. Otherwise, the authors spend too much time discussing set-up topics such as the use of post-it notes and cross-functional teams. Would love a clear foundation on the importance of value streams, history of VS, and success of VS. This book comes across as a wannabe framework.

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Long time since I read a book which gave so little

This book felt much like a focus on how to lock 5 to 10 people into a three day workshop for concluding on processes to sell in to all affected. Felt very unlean although preaching a lean value stream process.