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A New Value Stream Mapping Approach for Engineer-to-Order Production Systems

Abstract : Companies seeking to implement lean practices in engineer-to-order environments experience major difficulties due to a high degree of non-standard products and non-repetitive processes. Current lean methods need to be further developed to be more efficiently applied in manufacturing environments with high variety and complexity. This paper presents a new approach for value stream mapping adapted to engineer-to-order production systems. The approach combines the classic value stream mapping approach with recent works dealing with lean methods in high mix and complex production systems. Also, it proposes a stronger focus on the choice of location of the customer order decoupling point compared to previous research.
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Maria Thomassen, Erlend Alfnes, Erik Gran. A New Value Stream Mapping Approach for Engineer-to-Order Production Systems. IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Sep 2015, Tokyo, Japan. pp.207-214, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-22759-7_24⟩. ⟨hal-01431096⟩

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