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Review Product Description At last, this much anticipated book has been published and provides a much needed breath of fresh air! The Strategos Guide to Value Stream and Process Mapping has helpful tips on facilitating group VSM exercises and helps put VSM in the greater Lean context. With photos and examples of related Lean practices the book focuses on implementing VSM, not just drawing diagrams and graphs. This is the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date. With the recent publicity about Value Stream Mapping, many seem to imagine it as another magical answer for all manufacturing problems. In this book, we have taken a practical and realistic point of view, recognizing the benefits as well as the limitations to mapping. This book acquaints the reader with Value Stream Mapping as well as Process Mapping, and thereby provides a dual set of tools. This dual set is far more effective than either technique alone. Overview of Book Begins with a general introduction to the topic at hand and divides the concepts into easily manageable sections. Leads the reader through Process Mapping Technique from start to finish, present to future. Value Stream Mapping is covered with an equally in-depth analysis that not only explains the virtues of the system, but also acknowledges when it is not necessary. These chapters feature valuable sections with tips for facilitators and planning sessions. The final chapters focus on combining these systems with Lean concepts and manufacturing strategy. Last but not least, the book emphasizes the importance of the human aspect of these systems. From the Back Cover Quarterman Lee has been a renowned expert in the field of manufacturing improvement for many years. His latest work, Value Stream and Process Mapping, is the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date. Value stream and process mapping are both critical tools to a successful lean transformation, and this book is truly an implementation guide that includes many of the details that are not found in other works on the subject. Darren Dolcemascolo The Guide to Value Stream Mapping would be helpful as a starting point for Value Stream Mapping or as a companion to other guidebooks. This book has some helpful tips on facilitating group VSM exercises - not just how to draw the diagrams - and helps put VSMs in the greater lean context, with photos and examples of related lean practices - instead of focusing on doing VSMs for the sake of doing VSMs. Mark Graban At last, a much anticipated book has been published. This book will be valuable to both Industrial Engineering professionals as well as Lean Six Sigma practitioners. Being an IE professional, I find Quarterman Lee s book to be a wonderful breath of fresh air. Dr. Shahrukh A. Irani About the Author Quarterman Lee has been a trusted advisor to business and industrial clients for more than 30 years. In 1982, he traveled to Japan to observe firsthand the Toyota Production System at Toyota City and other Japanese factories. Immediately recognizing the simplicity and systemic beauty of the system, he has endeavored to adapt it to other industries and cultures.Mr. Lee has authored more than 200 articles, books, papers and training programs on Manufacturing Strategy, Facility Planning, Plant Layout, Group Technology, Lean Manufacturing and related topics. He has taught and consulted throughout the U.S. and in China, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Trinidad. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. --From the Publisher Read more About the Author Quarterman Lee has been a trusted advisor to business and industrial clients for more than 30 years. Since his first Plant Layout at Ford Motor Company in 1964, he has designed factories in many industries, including automobile, paper, electronics, printing, warehousing, plastics, foundry, metalworking and assembly. In 1982, he traveled to Japan to observe firsthand the Toyota Production System at Toyota City and other Japanese factories. Immediately recognizing the simplicity and systemic beauty of the system, he has endeavored to adapt it to other industries and cultures. Mr. Lee has authored more than 200 articles, books, papers and training programs on Manufacturing Strategy, Facility Planning, Plant Layout, Group Technology, Lean Manufacturing and related topics. He has taught and consulted throughout the U.S. and in China, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Trinidad. Mr. Lee resides in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Read more

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