Ten Questions To Answer Before Designing Mixed Model Value Streams

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Flow is a key concept in achieving Operational Excellence. While there is a lot of information available on creating flow in cells, and even in the end-to-end value stream within a factory, there is one large obstacle many companies face when trying to design and achieve flow in their operation: product mix.

In this white paper, Kevin Duggan, Founder, Institute for Operational Excellence, explains the 10 critical questions operations must answer to design mixed model value streams in complex operations with many custom product variations, shared resources, and uncertain demand from day to day.

Download this report to learn:

- How to establish product families.

- The importance of guidelines, not brainstorming, to create the future state map.

- The 10 questions (guidelines) essential to designing mixed model value streams.

- How mixed model value streams enable an operation to reduce inventory, increase on-time delivery, reduce lead times and increase market share.