Placard is the largest supplier of plastic cards to the Australian market. As a testament to excellence in card printing, they recently won a gold medal at the 2002 National Print Awards. Placard embarked on a lean journey in 1998, involving ?Lean Thinking? and ?Value Chain Management? methodologies by declaring a ^War on Waste^ across the business. They will then be focusing the subsequent released energy on an even more powerfully innovative organisation through the use of powerful ?value stream mapping?.