Value stream mapping i praktiken : En fallstudie på Light My Fire
Sammanfattning: Titel: Value stream mapping in practice – A case study at Light My FireAuthors: David Rydman and Tomas Önnemar Mentor: Veronica Ülgen Svensson Examiner: Åsa Gustafsson Background: Companies push their prices in today's markets to be competitive, which means that companies need to find ways to reduce costs while maintaining profits. (Cudney, 2009) According to Bergman and Klefsjö 2007, the basic rule of quality improvement says "there is always a way to achieve higher quality at a lower cost". One way is to improve a company's processes to get a more efficient flow and improvements that may cut costs. (Bergman & Klefsjö, 2007) Why it's important to look at the processes are that they often contain waste that can be eliminated. Waste are activities that consume resources but don't add any value. (Hines & Rich, 1997) To identify and eliminate waste within the value streams the tool value stream mapping was developed. The tool identifies the entire value stream of production, starting from the received product until it is sent to the customer, to provide a picture of the non-value adding activities. (Braglia, Carmignani, & Zammori, 2006) Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify Light My Fire's production flows with value stream mapping to identify improvement opportunities and then draw a future value stream map based on the identified improvement opportunities. Method: We have used a case study method and collected materials by conducting unstructured interviews and observations. Conclusions: We have created a future value stream map for the company Light My Fire from identified opportunities for improvement that has been found in the value stream map and from the future value stream map the study has come up with suggestions for improvement.
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