Managers at the Textron Automotive Trim Division plant in Port Huron, USA, report that the value of value-stream mapping is in the way it shows the flow of information from the customer to every production step in the plant, how it works, and how it is processed. Detailing how many employees work at each operation, as well as the average inventory numbers, manufacturing cycle times and machinery uptime, the map helped teams identify and eliminate waste, helped management eliminate separate sched...

BPIR Categories

14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.3.2 Schedule production
2.3.1 Identify, plan & map key processes
5.1.1 Plan key production & delivery processes

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