1-1/2 days Workshop / 3-5 days Implementation
Have you ever looked over a letter, thought it was perfect, and then gave it to someone else who found some obvious mistakes? That’s what can happen when you get too close to a process — it’s difficult to see it with an objective eye. Value Stream Mapping (VSM) gives you the tools to stand back and identify the waste in your business and the methodology to get rid of the waste while streamlining your processes. Think of it as your personal magnifying glass and your source for solutions to eliminate that waste. Statistics show that as much as:
With Value Stream Mapping, you scrutinize business processes from beginning to end and draw a visual representation of every process involved in the material and information flows. Then you draw a future state map to show how things should work for your best competitive advantage.
In this workshop you’ll learn how Value Stream Mapping works with a real business case-study
as a model. You’ll see first-hand how redirecting information and workflow can make all the difference in shortening cycle time and improving productivity and communication. The impact gained by
moving from the current state to an improved future state described in this case-study model will prove to you how other businesses such as yours are making it happen. This workshop teaches the
participants practical ways to see and eliminate process waste in their value streams. We will use both in-class and practical on-the-floor exercises to help the student practice what they are
learning, as they learn it. This is one of the critical first steps in implementing a Lean strategy.
Objectives of this workshop are to introduce Value Stream Mapping in a hands-on manner and develop the ability to “see the flow” and create future state value streams. Participants will learn the fundamentals of identifying and managing the value stream. We can assist you in the classroom, in the office, in service enviroments or on the shop floor.
Upon completion of this training, participants learn how to:
Who Should Attend
Senior Executives, Value Stream Managers, Plant or Operation Managers, Engineers, Administrative Staff, Supervisors, and Floor Employees
- Lean Conversion Overview