Process Mapping: Improving factory performance using a lean approach -- role of process mapping

Heap, John; Przybylski, Adam; Stanczyk, Monika; Settersfield, Mark
December 2009
Management Services;Winter2009, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p26
Academic Journal
Many seafood companies develop their business organically with process steps, inspection stages, delays, transport operations, etc, being added as the business grows. However, the sector is being increasingly pressured to improve performance -- and a lean six sigma approach was adopted to review and suggest process improvements.


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