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August 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Value Stream Mapping is a Lean Manufacturing tool that employs a flow diagram documenting in high detail every step of a process. Many lean practitioners see value stream mapping as the fundamental tool. VSM is use to identify waste, reduce process cycle times, and implement process improvement. Some organizations treat the value stream map as the hallmark of their lean efforts.
Value stream mapping has few methods that are often used in Lean environments. This is use to analyze and design flows at the system level. Although value stream mapping is often associated with manufacturing. it is also used in logistics, supply chain, service related industries. VSM includes healthcare, software development, product development , administrative and office processes.
VSM is a Special type of flow chart that uses symbols known as “the language of Lean” to depict and improve the flow of inventory and information.
Like many others in recent years, we were struggling to find ways to help manufacturers. Think of flow instead of discrete production processes and to implement lean systems instead of isolated process improvements. We struggled to help manufacturers make lasting, systematic improvements that use to remove wastes but also the sources of the Wastes so that they would never come back. For those who simply give the mapping tool a try, We have been pleased to see how exceptionally effective the tool has proved to be in focusing attention on flow and helping them to see.
Why Value Stream Mapping ?
Many organizations pursuing “lean” conversions have realized that improvement events alone are not enough
- Improvement events create localized improvements, value stream mapping & analysis strengthens the gains by providing vision and plans that connect all improvement activities
- Value stream mapping & analysis is a tool that allows you to see waste, and plan to eliminate it