The Value Stream Mapping Online Training Module is designed to help you learn at your own pace, online, how to create your own value stream maps by following the process mapping methodology we explain as we work together on a case study
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
If you are planning to also provide on-site (in-classroom) training for your team, we strongly recommend that, beside taking this course online, you check out our VSM Presentation (PDF format), and the VSM templates, all of which we provide separately, for a one-tme cost. When used together during the training session, your team can experience the true power of what they’ve learned.
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?!
- 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?)
- The Value Stream Mapping Training (online only)