Spaghetti chart - Take a Floor Plan of the Plant and Track the Movement of Product

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Rob Nix

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I am looking for the name of a particular graph. Perhaps someone can help me. :eek:

It is where you take a floor plan of the plant and track the movement of a product or a person throughout the day or project, creating a continuous line that meanders through the facility. I may not be explaining this correctly, but maybe it'll get things going.

Thank you!
 

db

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Rob Nix said:
I am looking for the name of a particular graph. Perhaps someone can help me. :eek:

It is where you take a floor plan of the plant and track the movement of a product or a person throughout the day or project, creating a continuous line that meanders through the facility. I may not be explaining this correctly, but maybe it'll get things going.

Thank you!
What you might be describing is commonly called a "spaghetti chart". It is where you actually show the path the individual travels as seen from overhead. It is used to show wasted movement and the need for better placement of tools, equipment, materials and testing stuff.

Does that help?
 
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isogirl - 2004

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I think db's got it...we have one. The lines are different colors and are solid or dotted to show the difference between products, etc.
 
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Rob Nix

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YES! Spaghetti chart! That's what I was looking for. Thanks Dave (and Isogirl). I couldn't remember the name of it, even though I've used it. I am putting together some training materials for Lean Enterprise and ran into this snag. Thanks again. :)
 
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Rob Nix

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And thank you Sue! I just dropped your pdf example right into my powerpoint presentation (if it is OK with you). I love this site!
 
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Rob,

Glad it helped, but since it isn't my design, I have no copyright issue with you using it in your PP ;)

Sue
 

db

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Sue said:
You can find an example of one here:
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Sue :bigwave:
Actually, Sue, that is pretty clean. I saw one where it had over 150 stops to it. Through lean, it was reduced to 16.

A value stream map shows the waste in the entire system, the spaghetti chart shows waste in movement at the workstation, or local level. Both are good tools.


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this goes to show 5.2 in action. I answered the question (met the requirements). Sue came along, and not only answered the question, but provided a useful diagram (met the requirements with the aim of enhancing customer satisfaction). See how this ISO thing works?
 
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