ISE graduate seminar to cover value stream mapping

Published: Sep 17, 2007 1:22:18 PM
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Hank Czarnecki, management specialist for the Alabama Technical Assistance Center, will present a lecture, "Value Stream Mapping in Manufacturing," on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. in Dunstan 202. The lecture will be part of the Fall Graduate Seminar Series in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The university community is invited to attend.

Value stream mapping is a tool used to create a material and information flow map of a product or processes. It allows companies to map the flow of products from its starting state as raw material, through all manufacturing process steps, and off the loading dock as finished product. Based on the value stream map, work processes can be streamlined, cutting lead times and reducing operating costs.