What is Value Stream Mapping (VSM) – With example!
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a valuable step in the improvement process. Let’s use an example to show you how a Value Stream Map can streamline your process and help you attain your improvement goals.
CleanLease specializes in the cleaning and rental of high-quality textiles. The improvement process often stumbled because of an overflow of improvement ideas and a lack of insight into the added value.
Nolet Distillery is the proud producer of Ketel One Vodka, Ketel One Botanical, Ketel 1 Jenever, and Nolet Dry Gin. It’s a strong family business that has been distilling in Schiedam for more than 325 years.
Bakker Goedhart and the power of knowledge transfer
Bakker Goedhart was formed in 2018 after the family-owned company Borgesius took over a large bakery organization. Bakker Goedhart has been baking bread for over 125 years and will continue to do so with great passion.
With more than 2000 employees in four countries, Hessing BV focuses on ultra-fresh vegetable handling. Specializing in vegetables and fruits, it is a supplier to supermarkets, wholesalers, caterers, and restaurants.
We all know Aviko: it is one of the largest potato processing companies in the world and a supplier of a complete range of fresh and frozen potato products. Worldwide they are the market leader in refrigerated fries.
Process improvement is a common practice in many different industries and organizations. Improvement methods like LEAN, Agile, and Six Sigma support continuous improvement in the manufacturing industry, logistics, construction, and many other sectors.
For over 100 years, the Zeelandia family business has been delivering raw baking materials for bread and confectionary. With 3100 employees all over the world, in 23 production plants from Kenya to Russia, Zeelandia has become a large international player.
Measuring OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is crucial to process improvement. Without good measurements both at the start and during the improvement process it is impossible to find waste and to implement improvements.
Essentra is a multinational plastics manufacturer, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The location in Buitenpost, Friesland (a province of the Netherlands), has 50 production lines and produces many different plastic profiles.
Customer story Flamco: Production of expansion vessels at Flamco: Up to 50% reduction in maintenance
Flamco is the largest supplier of expansion vessels and mounting materials for expansion vessels. Flamco started with Cierpa OEE in 2008 because manual measurements did not lead to a precise and clear insight into the machine shutdowns.
Customer story: Result Philips Lighting: Cost reduction and sales increase
Philips is the world market leader in the production of fluorescent tube starters. Philips wanted to replace the existing measuring system - write it down on paper, enter it in Access - and automate it.