In an efficient flow, the processes involved work well together as a whole. Flow efficiency is affected by numerous factors that need to be tackled in terms of what is best for the flow, even if this can sometimes mean that the individual process deteriorates.
Efforts to streamline a flow need, just as any other improvement effort, to be based on an analysis of the current situation. The idea is to compile detailed information about the need for volatility, capacity, planning, control, etc. Based on the current situation, a new and improved standard is created. With these improved conditions, the objective should be to make the flow consumption-controlled.
It is only when an effective and efficient flow has been achieved that many of the improvements that have been brought about in individual processes may impact on performance and customer satisfaction.