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Value stream mapping for sustainable change at a Swedish dairy farm
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4702-0626
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, ISSN 1478-9876, E-ISSN 1478-9868Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

This case study increases our understanding of Lean implementationin which value stream mapping (VSM) is used to create an action plan at asmall dairy and cattle farm in southwest Sweden. The researchers, thefarmer-owner, and farm employees followed a step-by-step approach thatresulted in ideas for operational improvements for the dairy activity. Data werecollected in interviews with the farmer/owner, researcher participation inworkshops, and researcher observations. The results reveal that VSM is aneffective way to create a culture of collaboration among the farm staff and tobetter define their roles and responsibilities as well as improve routines,communications, and task completion. In the two-to-three year periodfollowing the VSM project, specific improvements were observed in milkproduction/quality and animal health. The results also reveal that while Leanprinciples are relevant given the repetitive nature of agriculture routines andtasks, the VSM element of lead-time reduction is less relevant owing to theunique value adding biological processes in the agriculture sector. © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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Olney: InderScience Publishers, 2019.
Keywords [en]
Lean, value stream mapping, agricultural production, productivity, farmers
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40988OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-40988DiVA, id: diva2:1371026
Available from: 2019-11-19 Created: 2019-11-19 Last updated: 2019-12-10Bibliographically approved

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