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Strategic Lean Mapping

Book Title: Strategic Lean Mapping

Authors:  Steven Borris
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill

Format: hard cover, 208 pages
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-0-07-178855-7

List Price: US$ 50.00
Reviewer: Eran Shpigelman

Review Date: May 2012

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Introduction to the Book

This book is about methods to build and improve existing processes in your business environment.

It starts from general lean principles and goes deeper into advanced process mapping techniques that help you better understand the source of your inefficiency/waste.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book starts with general definitions of lean, including the 7 wastes for lean manufacturing.

It then explains how to find opportunities to find waste and how to map existing business processes in order to better understand the big picture.

The last part discusses various process mapping, capacity mapping, value stream mapping and practical problem solving techniques.

Highlights: What I liked!

The book is very well organized, can be read even by people without any previous knowledge of lean methodology. It is arranged in a logical way – from the explanation of the basics to the detailed mapping techniques and how to implement them in the real world.

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About the Reviewer

Eran Shpigelman

Eran Shpigelman has over 13 years of being part of and managing IT projects. He is a passionate about project management and loves to read about it and other leadership topics. Eran can be reached at: [email protected] and can also be found in LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/eranshpigelman

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