Value Stream Mapping as a Strategic Tool in Lean Transition. Waste Elimination and Creation of Value in Different Processes Management
Sánchez Sánchez, Eduardo
The main objective of this work of thesis is the formulation of a frame of reference, by means of an analysis of the application of a Lean Manufacturing tool (Value Stream Mapping) in various processes of diverse companies of different maturity levels in the Manufacturing sector to help them see the optimizations that can be attained trough the use of this tool. In the development of this thesis, an investigation of Value Stream Mapping (Lean Manufacturing tool) and its strategy of implementation were made. The author of the present document made a series of practical cases applying this tool with the purpose of making an analysis in order to find the most important elements and then that would be useful to integrate them in a frame of reference. Once realized the analysis, the author developed and proposed a model as well as a frame of reference that can serve as guide for people whom they want to use the value stream map tool. The results obtained when applying the practical cases offer interesting results that allow to see the benefits that an organization could obtain when doing use of a tool like this, as well as, this investigation allows to see possible future investigations that they reinforce and they improve the model and the frame of reference proposed here.