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Who Drew The First Value Stream Map?

It would be my contention that Dr. W. Edwards Deming drew the first value stream map.  I have in my possession a copy of his 1982 book, Quality, Productivity, and Competitive Position.  This book [...]

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Lean Consumption – Found a company that (almost) got it right – and one that didn’t

“gemba walk” (lean thinking term) to go to the actual place where value is added + “walkabout” (Australian aborigine) a short period of wandering bush life engaged as an occasional [...]