Seeing the Whole Value Stream (Saving an Extended Enterprise essay)
Excerpted essay from Seeing the Whole Value Stream
This essay demonstrates how a second-tier supplier convinced much larger partners to embrace collaborative thinking about their shared value stream and rethink offshoring in light of the true system costs.
"Acme Alliance is a “job shop” aluminum die-casting company with a factory and headquarters
located north of Chicago. We also have nearly identical facilities in Brazil, China,
and Portugal that are able to make the same parts with the same molds on similar machines.
This gives our firm a special insight into differences in total cost for products delivered to
customers from different manufacturing sites across the world."
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