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Value stream mapping for an office environment (Mechanical/Aeronautical Project)

To be more flexible and efficient in a process, lean and all of its methods can be used to improve your workplace. This study was carried out by two aeronautical engineering students from Mälardalens University Västerås, on Saabs ILS department in Järfalla.

The ILS department had problems with their time estimation in projects for creating technical documentation and the budget was often exceeded, therefore an analysis of the process was to be carried out. The lean tool practiced in this report is Value Stream Mapping. VSM helps to illustrate a process and its interfaces and is also a very good help to show what problems there are in a process.

The results were a stream mapping of the documentation process within ILS with suggestions of improvements to make the process less complicated and a document describing how to perform a mapping.
Source: Mälardalen University
Author: Wideslätt, Magnus | Wideslätt, Johan

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