Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Value stream mapping has the reputation of uncovering waste in manufacturing, production and
business process by identifying and removing non value adding steps. Value stream mapping is
a method of recovering a product’s production path from door to door. In a process, non value
added actions are identified in each step and between each step by their wastage time and
resources. VSM is one of the lean tools to eliminate waste and improved operational procedures
and productivity. Current state map is prepared and analyzed and suggested to improve the
operational process. Accordingly the future state map is drawn after present study, we come to
know about improvement intact time by applying the proposed changes if incorporated in future
Index Terms—Current state map, Future state map, Takt time, Value stream mapping
Cite: Anupam Sihag, Vinod Kumar and Umed Khod, "Application of Value Stream Mapping in Small Scale Industries," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 738-746, July 2014.
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