Process Analysis using Value Stream Mapping
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a technique that can be employed not only to provide a visual representation of a procedure, but also have the potential to identify significant savings in a way in which the process is organized and performed. It is a technique is often associated with Lean programs to identify opportunities for improvement in lead time, applicable in all industries or processes. It is used to analyze the flow of materials and information currently required to bring a product or service to a customer. The technique originated in Toyota, where it is known as "Material and Information Flow Mapping".
The focus of this course is to provide delegates with the practical skills to use value stream mapping for analyzing processes, in a service or manufacturing organization, as part of Lean Six Sigma set of tools.
Upon completion of the Value Stream Mapping course, the participant has learned:
The Lean definition of value
The Lean definition of waste
The symbols of a Value Stream Map
Mapping the material and information flow
Value stream calculations
Creating the Future State
Who should take this course?
Anyone from the organization that are interested and/or tasked to document, track and change the flow of information, supplies and resources within functional and departmental boundaries. These include, but not limited to, Lean Six Sigma Practitioners/Managers/Leaders, Process Analysts, Process Engineers.