UTILIZING A PROCESS MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO STANDARDISE THE APPLICATION OF VALUE STREAM MAPPING

  • Peter Kuhlang Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research
  • Thomas Edtmayr Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research
  • Alexander Sunk Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research
  • Christian Morawetz Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research
  • Wilfried Sihn Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research
Keywords: Value Stream Mapping, Process Management, Process Life Cycle

Abstract

The systematic improvement of processes is practically realised in the industry and economy by operating a Process Management (PcM) System. Many authors also recommend a systematic repetition of Value Stream Mapping (VSM); but the global experiences in applying VSM do more or less indicate a single or punctual application of VSM to improve processes or value streams. The findings discussed in this paper describe the systematic embedding of Value Stream Mapping into the life cycle of a Process Management System using the principles of “innovation and continuous improvement”. Thus the Process Management System enables a systematic, regularly repeating application of VSM by extending its 4-Step-procedure. One suitable way to standardise the application of VSM is specified in this paper on a theoretical base to make this approach international applicable.

Author Biographies

Peter Kuhlang, Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research

Peter Kuhlang (peter.kuhlang@fraunhofer.at), Ass.-Prof. Dr.  born 1970 in Mödling, obtained his doctor degree in Technical Sciences (Industrial Engineering) from the Technical University of Vienna. Since 2006 he is Assistant Professor at the Insitute of Management Science at the Technical University of Vienna. His area of research is Industrial Engineering and process management. He founded and is board member of the Austrian Society of Process Management and vice-president of the Austrian MTM-Association and member of the scientific board of the Organization to increase Efficiency and productivtiy.Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH, Theresianumgasse 27, Vienna, Austria

Thomas Edtmayr, Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research

Thomas Edtmayr (thomas.edtmayr@fraunhofer.at), Dipl.-Ing., is a researcher at Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH (Division: Production Management) and also researcher at the Institute of Management Science of the Vienna University of Technology since 2009. His fields of research are Value Stream Mapping & Optimization, Lean Production & Management and Time Management. His practical experience gained out of industry and research-projects constitutes a solid basis for performing in diverse trainings and lecturing at the Vienna University of Technology in the field of study Industrial Engineering.

Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH, Theresianumgasse 27, Vienna, Austria

Alexander Sunk, Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research

Alexander Sunk (alexander.sunk@fraunhofer.at), Dipl.-Ing., is a researcher at Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH (Division: Production Management) and also researcher at the Institute of Management Science of the Vienna University of Technology since 2009. His fields of research are Value Stream Mapping & Optimization, Lean Production & Management and Time Management and Industrial Engineering. Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH, Theresianumgasse 27, Vienna, Austria

Christian Morawetz, Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research

Christian Morawetz (christian.morawetz@fraunhofer.at), Dipl.-Ing., is research fellow at Fraunhofer Austria since 2006 and has conducted numerous industry funded applied research projects within the topics factory planning, design of internal and external supply processes and Lean Management, one of them the research project LOG4SMEs. Christian Morawetz also teaches factory planning and production management at the Vienna University of Technology.

Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH, Theresianumgasse 27, Vienna, Austria

Wilfried Sihn, Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research

Wilfried Sihn (wilfried.sihn@fraunhofer.at), Univ.-Prof. Prof. eh. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing., is Professor at the Institute of Management Science since 2004 and head of the Institute since March 2009; Professor Sihn was Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart, and is Director of Fraunhofer Austria since December  2008. Professor Sihn has been active in the field of applied research and consulting services for more than 25 years now. His areas of expertise include production management, corporate organization, enterprise logistics, factory planning, order management, and business process reengineering. Professor Sihn was instrumental in developing such concepts as the Fractal Company.

Vienna University of Technology and Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH, Theresianumgasse 27, Vienna, Austria
Published
2011-11-09
How to Cite
Kuhlang, P., Edtmayr, T., Sunk, A., Morawetz, C., & Sihn, W. (2011). UTILIZING A PROCESS MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO STANDARDISE THE APPLICATION OF VALUE STREAM MAPPING. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 8, 89-102. Retrieved from https://bjopm.emnuvens.com.br/bjopm/article/view/V8N2A5
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