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    Patrick
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    I am starting on a project to evaluate why a machine shop is over its budget for salaries and it appears to be related to operator effiiciency.  There is not a lot of data so I am starting to collect it by operator, machine & shift. 
    Is a value stream map the best way to evaluate the current state?  I have black belt experience but not a lot of VSM/MCT experience.  Any suggestions on where to start? 
    Thanks,
    Pat

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    Adam
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    Start with a SIPOC of machine shop.  If there are different independant operations within it, pareto each pipeline and choose the biggest contributors to the issue.  Then VSM that area along with cause and effect for cost issues.  Don’t start the project with the answer in mind.  Use the tools and let them guide you to the root causes and solutions.

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