Value Stream Mapping enables a company to identify and eliminate waste, thereby streamlining work processes, cutting lead times, reducing costs and increasing quality. Through Value Stream Mapping, a team of employees can map the current state from customer back to raw material including all steps. Both value-added and non-value-added steps are covered in order to develop a future state vision to act as a blueprint for lean activities. The future state often represents a significant change compared to the way the company currently operates.
The VSM will develop an implementation strategy to make the future state a reality. The most urgent needs will be addressed first, and can typically be accomplished in a very short time frame with the appropriate resources applied. VSM provides the basis for the analysis, comprehension and improvement of key business processes.
The participants will learn how to construct VSM of their actual workplace processes and how to optimize the use of VSM within any business environment, which then become the basis for presenting opportunities for improvement to management.