Dec 7 2020
More About VSMs From Jeffrey Liker
Thanks to Jeffrey Liker for providing additional details on the transformation of this tool. Initially, Toyota used it occasionally with suppliers. The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) turned it into the Value Stream Maps (VSM) that it has promoted as foundational to Lean.
Jan 30 2021
Of Bubbles and Arrows
Maps of symbols connected by lines are the most common form of graphic communication about operations, next to bar charts, pie charts, and time series. The symbols may be a variety of pictograms and there may be different types of lines, including arrows, double-headed arrows with a variety of arrowheads, with dashed lines of varying thicknesses…
This is about what you can do with such maps beyond communicating, and the challenges of mapping systems that don’t fit on one slide. It is also about improving current practices.
By Michel Baudin • Information Technology • 5 • Tags: Database, Graph, Map, Network, Operations, Operations Management, Operations Research, Simulation, Statechart, Visualization, VSM