Supporting A Client’s Lean Continuum with Value Stream Mapping

April was a very busy month for Daniel Penn Associates. In late March, we performed a high level strategic analysis for a medical device manufacturer. The focus?  Identifying part families for focused improvement efforts. Value Stream Mapping events … [Read more...]

The Chocolate Elephant

How do you eat a chocolate elephant? Well, the answer is easy and well-known – one bite at a time. The same is true when nibbling away at reducing lead time. A value stream map identifies opportunities through the build-up of work-in-process (WIP) … [Read more...]

Value Stream Mapping

Lessons from the Front How can we make creating a value stream map less burdensome and more relevant? by Tom Voss, Senior Consultant, Daniel Penn Associates We’ve seen many value stream maps (VSM) over the past 20 years, as it has become a … [Read more...]