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Value stream design

The way towards a lean factory
: Erlach, Klaus


Berlin: Springer, 2013, XVI, 322 pp.
Lecture Notes in Logistics
ISBN: 978-3-642-12568-3
ISBN: 978-3-642-12569-0
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Produktionsoptimierung; Schlanke Fabrik; Wertstrom; Wertstromdesign (WSD); Fertigungsplanung; Fertigungssteuerung

Value stream design is increasingly asserting itself as the key approach for production optimization, but there has never been a detailed and systematic presentation of the value stream method before - a gap that has now been filled by this book.
The author provides an easily comprehensible code of practice for the effective analysis of production processes, product family-oriented factory structuring and the target-oriented development of an ideal future state of production. The book plausibly conveys ten design guidelines for production optimization with corresponding equations, descriptive illustrations and industrial examples well-proven in numerous industrial projects. It addresses the professional public, practitioners wishing to avoid waste and systematically improve their factories' value streams, and students - tomorrow's practitioners.
In contrast to other publications, this book complements the value stream analysis and its unique compact visualization of the entire production process by a detailed illustration of the information flow and a comprehensive discussion of the operator balance chart. The »traditional« concept of value stream design is significantly expanded with a view to its applicability in complex productions by way of methodological innovation and further development concerning campaign formation, value stream management and technological process integration. The method is embedded in a comprehensive procedural approach for factory planning, starting with the definition of the desired lean production goals.