Title: Value stream mapping, a tool for optimum implementation of systemic lean intervention: a case study of a livestock commercial farm in Nigeria

Authors: Daniel E. Ufua; Ayodotun Stephen Ibidunni; Mosunmola Olufunmi Akinbode; Chinyerem Grace Adeniji; Busola Elizabeth Kehinde

Addresses: Department of Business Management, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria ' Department of Business Management, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria ' Department of Business Management, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria ' Department of Business Management, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria ' Department of Business Management, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

Abstract: The strive to achieve development and sustenance values have dominated operational practice in recent years. This research is focused on the implementation of value stream mapping in a systemic intervention. The research adopts a case study of a commercial livestock farm. It involves the joint participation of organisation members in a process of identification of challenging issues in the operational process of the case study organisation and the development of value adding solutions, towards the achievement of set objectives. Findings show that the productive engagement of the affected stakeholder guarantees commitment to the effective development and alignment of values in the operational process.

Keywords: commercial farming; systemic lean intervention; stakeholder participation; value stream mapping; VSM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2021.116123

International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2021 Vol.39 No.3, pp.399 - 414

Received: 29 Mar 2019
Accepted: 14 Jun 2019

Published online: 28 Jun 2021 *

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