bottlenecks

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Describe how you would identify bottlenecks in your value stream? How would you ensure sustained flow through those bottlenecks? Describe the importance of process mapping in a supply chain flow? How would you use process maps? How do you know what to focus on when creating a process map?

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Describe how you would identify bottlenecks in your value stream? How would you ensure sustained flow through those bottlenecks?Answer:The term 'bottleneck' (capacityconstraint) comes from the area at the top of the bottle that limits theflowcoming out. It doesn't matter how big the rest of the bottle is-liquid will only flow out as fast as the size of the neck will allow.There are two main types of bottlenecks:Short-term bottlenecks- These are caused by temporary problems.Long-term bottlenecks- These occur all the time.Bottleneck identification in value stream:The simplest and m

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