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How To Visualize An Improved Version Of Your Process

The “To Be” or Future State of the process is a critical component of the Lean methodology and the Value Stream mapping exercise.  It is a powerful exercise that strokes the imagination and helps break free from the current inhibitors of the current state which are contributing to any one…

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To-Be Maps

To-Be maps display the potential future state of a process after it has been analyzed for waste reduction. This version of a process map shows the results of streamlining efforts by removing rework loops, excess processing and other non-value adding steps. The resulting map has fewer steps than the presenting…

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