Where do features go after we’ve built them? A large enterprise may have complex deployment requirements that involve integrating code into a manufacturing process or provisioning a datacenter. This work probably involves a different team than the development team, but they are still part of the value stream and their throughput affects everybody. Operations teams often have to deal with long lead times and different natural batch sizes than the development teams that feed them. Each group can benefit from understanding the status and availability of the other.
Strength and power are gained through this precise and detailed approach of gathering and analyzing data. Emphasis is placed on the idea that process speed is directly tied to excellence. Even the most minor opportunities for process improvement are detected and acted upon, enabling organizations to reach their highest levels of performance. Originally developed as a set of practices designed to improve manufacturing with lean tools, it now extends into other types of business processes as well. This lean solution accentuates several beliefs including:
(land, buildings, equipment) provide the physical capability to add
value and create products. The most common manifestation of
facility planning (or lack thereof) is the Plant Layout . An effective layout incorporates and enables the manufacturing strategy on which it is based. Lean strategy starts with workflow and
workflow is the result of process and layout. Mr. Lee has authored two books and many articles on Plant Layout
and Facility Planning. His approach is organized, practical and systematic.