160 pages.The Strategos Guide to Value Stream and Process Mapping has helpful tips on facilitating group VSM exercises and helps put VSM in the greater Lean context. With photos and examples of related Lean practices the book focuses on implementing VSM, not just drawing diagrams and graphs. This is the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date.
With the recent publicity about Value Stream Mapping, many seem to imagine it as another magical answer for all manufacturing problems. In this book, we have taken a practical and realistic point of view, recognizing the benefits as well as the limitations to mapping. This book acquaints the reader with Value Stream Mapping as well as Process Mapping, and thereby provides a dual set of tools. This dual set is far more effective than either technique alone.