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Lean and simulation

 

The VSM (Value Stream Mapping) is established when implementing Lean. It is a static mapping of flows.

The simulation is a dynamic analysis which takes into account the variability, the uncertainty and the random aspect of flows and process.

Lean and simulation

Simulation is thus a complementary approach to Lean:

  • It adds the fourth dimension, the time, to Lean;
  • It helps the analysis and the evaluation of the current and future situation of your VSM;
  • It measures the impacts of changes and scenarios before the setting-up of the future VSM.