Supporting Value Stream Design Using S-BPM

  • Udo Kannengiesser
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 170)


This paper proposes that the lean production method of value stream design (VSD) can be supported by subject-oriented business process management (S-BPM). Among the potential benefits of subject-oriented VSD support are a more accurate and faster data capture and a more effective analysis and enactment of process improvements. The integration of the two approaches is possible because they are based on the same understanding of processes – as a set of asynchronous activities with decentralised control and coordination. The paper describes how some of the fundamental concepts of VSD can be mapped onto S-BPM, including commonly used parameters for analysing existing value streams and some design principles for creating future value streams.


Lean production value stream mapping (VSM) value stream design (VSD) S-BPM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Udo Kannengiesser
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  1. 1.Metasonic AGPfaffenhofenGermany

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