Document supply chain operations using value stream mapping.

Using Value Stream Mapping to Manage Processes

Assignment Overview

Value stream mapping is a lean-management technique used to analyze and design events comprising the entire lifecycle of a product or service. This assignment requires you to apply this technique to analyze and make recommendations for an organization’s supply chain.

Assignment Directions

To complete this assignment:

  • Review Case 1, “Integrated Logistics DEP/GARD,” on pages 431–433 of your Supply Chain Logistics Management text.
  • Write a 3–4-page paper with supporting appendices that addresses questions 1, 2, 3, and 4 on page 433. Draw a value stream map in answering question 1, and include the map in your paper. In your paper, be certain to:
    • Document supply chain operations using value stream mapping.
    • Evaluate potential process improvements using lean management principles.

Other Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Your paper should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
  • Length: 3–4 typed and double-spaced pages, not including the supporting appendices.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

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