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Value Stream Mapping

This two-day class is beneficial for those looking to learn how to document, analyze and improve the flow of information or materials required to produce a product or service for a customer. We will be mapping a process chosen by our host company, this is not a simulation. This can be applied in manufacturing, office, or service.

Key Concepts:

  • Understand how to see the flow of value across a value stream
  • Visualize functional areas of work and how they interact
  • Identify waiting and waste in workflows
  • Resolve misperceptions across different departments
  • Build a description of your desired future state and determine the next best step to get there

Pre-requisite: Completion of the Introduction to Lean/Lean 101 class or a similar class/experience is required.

Audience: Learners with some lean background and knowledge of the terms and concepts. This course is designed for people who want to experience an approach for documenting a complete end-to-end process, then brainstorm ways to set up the process differently to achieve a specific goal.  This is also a great opportunity for new VSM facilitators. 

Two days, onsite at a host company (Capacity = 12-18, depending on the process being mapped)