Simply reducing resource streams
Thomas Vollmer, Johannes Kerkhoff, Markus Große Böckmann, Eike Permin
Hrsg.: Robert Schmitt; Fraunhofer IPT, Aachen; WZL der RWTH Aachen
2018, 106 S., num. illus. and tab., E-Book
Within the manufacturing environment, resources are a major factor of interest - not only because of increasing costs but also due to societal relevance, availability, reduction of inventory or political independence. Thus, the Resource Efficiency Value Stream sets a holistic view onto the entire resource streams within manufacturing companies and even includes machine-oriented peripherals such as compressed air and supplies. As a result, it provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant processes and value streams. This overview, representing the current state, serves as a basis for the systematic identification of potentials and derivation of improvement measures. Since the Resource Efficiency Value Stream is following the style of the classic value stream, the user can easily transfer the knowledge to this method. The approach consists of the steps »current state analysis«, »definition of the desired state« and »management«. While working through the book, the reader will find intuitive figures for illustration and a workbook character which applies the theoretical knowledge into practical case studies.