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Value Stream Management

Peter Hines (Cardiff Business School)
Nick Rich (Cardiff Business School)
John Bicheno (Cardiff Business School)
David Brunt (Cardiff Business School)
David Taylor (Cardiff Business School)
Chris Butterworth (British Steel Strip Products)
James Sullivan (British Steel Strip Products)

The International Journal of Logistics Management

ISSN: 0957-4093

Article publication date: 1 January 1998



Value Stream Management is a new strategic and operational approach to the data capture, analysis, planning and implementation of effective change within the core cross‐functional or cross‐company processes required to achieve a truly lean enterprise. This paper describes the method in detail including a summary of the previous Value Stream Mapping approach and its weaknesses. The new approach involves a strategic review of a business or supply chain's activities, the delimitation of key processes and the mapping of these processes. A description of how to analyze and synthesize these data is followed by a section on an approach to planning strategic and operational change together with a framework in which to do this. The benefits and limitations of the new approach are summarized.



Hines, P., Rich, N., Bicheno, J., Brunt, D., Taylor, D., Butterworth, C. and Sullivan, J. (1998), "Value Stream Management", The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 25-42.




Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited

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