LEAN Improvement Through Process Mapping
Every facility has processes that can be improved or could benefit from reducing wasteful practices. There are several ways to eliminate steps that are redundant or that simply add no value. In this paper, we explore how process mapping can be a useful tool for identifying lean opportunities and help create a more efficient and effective supply chain operation.
Excerpts from the White Paper are as follows:
“Although we understand the concept of improvement, we may not have a good understanding of the need for improvement within our organization. After all, we have processes in place that have gotten us to where we are today. We struggle at peak times with staffing, overtime, congestion, and storage space, but maybe we are just at the capacity of our facility. Sometimes we need to lose our comfort level to clear the first hurdle of the improvement process and challenge ourselves to take a hard look at the way we do things today.
LEAN improvement can be defined as making a process or operation better by removing wasteful practices.
Once we agree to probe our current operations to identify and reduce any “waste” in the processes, we begin to look for:
- Redundant process steps.
- Process steps that are of no value.
- Process steps to be combined effectively.
Process mapping is a really good tool for identifying lean opportunities."
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Johnson Stephens Consulting is a supply chain operations consulting and integration firm that provides practical, interactive, consulting assistance to retailers, wholesalers, e-commerce/direct to consumer companies, 3PLs, and consumer products distributors. Our focus is to provide our clients with the most cost-effective, service focused solutions for supply chain operations. Services include supply chain strategy, supply chain execution systems, facility design and implementation, and operations improvement.
Founded in 2003, JSC professionals have completed over 400 projects and served over 200 different organizations.
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