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GA 390 | Exploring and Using VAVE with Valorie Hendrix

By Jessica Bush Updated on September 23rd, 2021

This week’s guest is Valorie Hendrix. Valorie told us all about VAVE, what it stands for, and what its benefits are. Valorie also explained how VAVE can be applied in less traditional lean settings, not just manufacturing. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Valorie’s background (4:43)
  • What VAVE is about (7:20)
  • The early stages of her journey (9:29)
  • The balance between cost and relationship (13:23)
  • How you use VAVE (14:03)
  • VAVE and lean (23:44)
  • Applying VAVE in non-manufacturing environments (25:19)
  • Tips for learning about VAVE (30:11)

Podcast Resources

What Do You Think?

Have you used VAVE before? Describe your experience.

  1. Florian Laboulle

    September 23, 2021 - 7:13 am

    Thank you for this podcast, it is very interesting!
    Can you share with us some examples of VAVE? Maybe some pictures?

    • Valorie A Hendrix

      September 23, 2021 - 5:19 pm

      Hi Florian,
      Thank you for your input. I would happy to provide you examples. I am also currently working on an interactive case study that should be completed next week. If you could, please contact me via LinkedIn at and I can provide you more information.


  2. Valorie Hendrix

    October 10, 2021 - 11:09 pm

    Hi Florian,
    I have the video case study now available on my book’s website. It is at:
    The case study can be found under the “Resource” page.
    Please feel free to provide me feedback on your experience on it.
    I look forward to having future conversations with you.

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