Milton PlasticsSensai Masaaki Imai are the recipients of the first ever Kaizen Award for World Class Manufacturing 4
The first step is to understand your current operation or “Value Stream” You accomplish this byCREATING A CURRENT STATE VALUE STREAM MAP.
FROM LOOKING TO SEEING AND FROM SEEING TO DOING
Value Stream Mapping Follow a “products” production path from beginning to end, and draw a visual representation of every process in the material & information flow. Then, draw (using icons) a “future state” map of how value should flow.7