Untangling Spaghetti

Flinchbaugh, Jamie
February 2009
Assembly;Feb2009, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p72
The author offers tips on understanding spaghetti diagrams in lean transformation. He recommends using a two-dimensional (2D) scale layout of a work area for new beginners in spaghetti diagrams. He enumerates the three distinct flows that must be understood in analyzing the current state of a process including the flows of material, people and information. He also suggests taking into account the boundaries of the process to be mapped before and during the mapping exercise.


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