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Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing or lean production is a concept of organization's management which is based on the constant effort to eliminate all kinds of losses. Lean manufacturing requires involvement of each employee in the process of business optimization and maximum customer orientation.

The main principles of the lean manufacturing concept are evaluation of the value of product for the final consumer at each stage of its creation, and also creation of a continuous process of eliminating waste - the elimination of any actions that consume resources but create no value for the end user. As a synonym for the concept of loss sometimes is used the term from the Toyota's production system — "muda" which meaning all sorts of costs, losses, waste, garbage.

According to the lean manufacturing concept, all company activities are divided on the operations and processes that add value for the consumer, and the operations and processes that don't add value for the consumer. The objective of lean manufacturing is the systematic reduction of the processes and operations which don't add value.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Value Stream Mapping solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is perfect for the lean manufacturing.

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Example 1. Lean Manufacturing

Value Stream Mapping Solution offers the extensive drawing tools for the lean manufacturing process. The great value has the availability of predesigned vector objects in Value Stream Mapping library of the Value Stream Mapping Solution. These ready-to-use objects let you the possibility to draw without efforts - all that you need is simply drag ready objects from the library to the document, arrange and connect them and make style changes.

Value Stream Mapping Library Design Elements

Example 2. Value Stream Mapping Library Design Elements

The lean manufacturing sample you see on this page was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software using the Value Stream Mapping Solution for ConceptDraw Solution Park. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Use the Value Stream Mapping Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to realize effectively the lean manufacturing process and easily draw professional looking diagrams.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Value Stream Mapping Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM


Types of Flowcharts →

A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart. This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor. The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.Types of Flowcharts *
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How to Draw a Flowchart →

Data processing can be very complex sometimes. If you are interested in facilitating your work with data, it’s time to learn how to draw flowcharts with special software or using just a piece of paper. The list of flowchart basic symbols includes rectangles, diamond, ellipses etc. and is used to represent processes, actions, decisions or data processing. A well-done flowchart bring the clearness of the sequence of a process stages. There are number of symbols that can be used in flow charts to show various sorts of steps. The basic flowchart can be created using a few of them: Process, Decision, Start/Finish. A basic element of a flowchart represents a simple action and looks like a box, that contains a description of the action. The depicting of actions sequence is made with arrows between corresponding action boxes, as you can see on the sample diagram. Also it shows the symbols for flowchart start and finish steps. ConceptDraw Flowcharts solution provides the ability to build basic flow charts as well as the ones of any size and complexity with a minimum of actions.How to Draw a Flowchart *
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Building Drawing Software for Design Site Plan →

Building plans are usually very complicated and a hard work to do. It would be nice to use a proper drawing software to facilitate the task. Design a site plan quick and easily with all the stencils and samples from ConceptDraw libraries. This drawing shows content of the ConceptDraw vector libraries related to the site planning and arrangement of the living environment. ConceptDraw delivers about 50 libraries containing near one and a half thousands vector objects that will help you to design territory arrangement plans and make the Site plan sketches. You can use the Parking and Roads library for designing a parking space, or drawing transport management schemes. The Site Accessories library provides a number of objects, that allow you to depict various equipment of vehicle access control, street lamps, benches, trash cans and other items of the street environment.Building Drawing Software for Design Site Plan
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