The Value Stream Map Presentation is designed to help you enhance your Lean value stream mapping training by following the process mapping methodology we explain as we work together on a case study.
This presentation is supported by the VSM Online Training Module, VSM Simulation Game and the value stream and process mapping templates, including the process mapping symbols. We strongly recommend that they are used together during the training session, because this way your team can experience the true power of what they’ve learned.
Briefly, a Value stream – represents all steps (both value-added and non-value-added) required to bring a product through:
- Raw Material to Finished Product
- Concept to Launch
- Order to Cash
The Value Stream Map is a pictorial representation of the flow of material and information as the product is being built. It is done in the following steps:
- Follow a product’s production path from beginning to end and draw a visual representation of every process in the material and information flows.
- Identify opportunities to establish flow, pull from the customer, and level production
- Then draw a “future state” map of how value should flow
Although you can start right away on this module, we strongly recommend you first do the following:
- Move from a functional organization to a value stream organization. Only then, you can see the whole pictures of how each department is aligned, and how they are able to contribute.
- And then, start the training and the application of the continuous improvement routines, and the problem-solving methodology. This way, it will be much easier to develop the strategic plan, of closing the gap towards the vision, step by step, year over year.
- Develop your Lean Policy Deployment (Strategic Plan). Value stream mapping is just a way to visualize and prioritize the activities that will be aligned to the vision of producing enhanced value to the customer in the shortest amount of time with minimum overall cost for the business. If the actions are not incorporated in the overall strategic plan, they will not get supported financially and otherwise, or else, what is the purpose of a policy deployment?!
The objectives of this training material are:
- Explain the role VSM plays in the Lean implementation
- Give step-by-step instructions for immediate application using a case study
- Encourage its use to identify opportunities for improvement
- Complete a mandatory step in being able to continue with further training on specific Lean tools (Quick Change-Over, Flow, Cellular Layout)
- Fulfill the pre-requisite in starting the first Kaizen workshop, to work towards the Future State.
- VSM Basics
- The Current-State Map (Case Study)
- Customer & delivery information
- Quick walk-through to identify main processing steps
- Fill in data boxes and inventory triangles
- Draw supply of main or critical purchased parts or material
- Draw the information flow
- How does each processing step know what to make?
- Where is material being pushed?
- Calculate the Takt Time
- Calculate lead time and processing time all the way through (raw material,
WIP (work in process), finished goods)
- Complete the Current State Map
- VSM Opportunities (Case Study)
- The Future-State Map (Case Study)
- Reduce the Change-Over Time
- Create Continuous Flow
- Establish FIFO
- Implement the Kanban System
- Establish the Pacemaker
- Level the Production Volume and Mix
- Identify the Bottleneck Operation
- Draw the Future State Map
- Achieving the Future State (Case Study)
- A Detailed Plan of How to Get There (Step-by-step — what to do by when)
- Establish clear Checkpoints with: Deadlines & Responsibilities
- Set Regular Revisions and Updates
- Key Factors for a Successful Future State Implementation
- Lean Implementation Program Roadmap (Where do we go from here?)
Based on the above, you can clearly see the benefits of this training material, of understanding Lean value stream mapping training. It offers not only the theoretical components of the training, but also the step-by-step instructions that constitute the roadmap of implementing a process mapping methodology.
Moreover, it offers the chance of learning using a very detailed, practical case study, so you can apply immediately the knowledge by transferring it straight away by drawing your own value stream map.
- Value Stream Map Presentation (PDF slides)
- Trainee Manual (PDF presentation slides and space for notes)
- The Value Stream Mapping Online Training Module (learning online, at your own pace, to develop your skill, even to prepare to facilitate a VSM session for your team)
- Value Stream Templates and Forms
- Lean Presentations Bundle (the entire collection of Lean presentations)
We highly recommend that the trainer goes through our online training to become versatile in training this VSM module, because this presentation constitutes the source for our Online Value Stream Mapping training.
The presentation comes as a downloadable zip file, available immediately upon payment.