Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping

2 Day Classroom Program

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Program' is a hands-on, simulation based workshop that provides participants with a visual tool that graphically identifies every process in a product's flow, giving visibility to both the value-creating steps as well as the non-value-added steps.

VSM training is usually delivered over two days. The morning of day one focuses on learning the theory of Value Stream Mapping and introduction of hands-on case study simulation, the Acme Stamping Co. The afternoon of day one involves current state mapping your organization's value stream. The morning of day two introduces the concepts of future state mapping, with the afternoon again utilizing hands-on case study simulations with the Acme Stamping Co.

Value Stream Solutions Inc. VSM Programs are conducted onsite, at client-host facilities, combining classroom instruction, practical hands-on mapping exercises and a full VSM implementation exercises where participants are broken into teams, with each team assigned a product family and control part to map.

Value Stream Mapping illustrates the 'current state' (the flow of a given process), clearly showing the process' steps, from the time a product, part or process begins, through to its delivery to the client (internal or external). Creating a 'future state' value stream will identify the process improvement efforts then become focused, resulting in the elimination of wastes, which shows up clearly on the bottom line.

Upon completion of 'Value Stream Mapping Workshop', participants will have covered the following course outline:

•   Introduction to Lean Principles: EMC's Lean Cycle Methodology
 •   What is Value Stream Mapping?
 •   The Current State Map (with hands-on simulation exercise)
 •   Lean Value Stream
 •   The Future State Map (with hands-on simulation exercise)
 •   Generating a Future State Map
 •   Achieving the Future State (implementation with host company)
 •   Implementation Summary & Conclusion

Upon completion of 'Value Stream Mapping Training' participants will be able to:

•   Demonstrate knowledge of Value Stream Mapping symbols and explain 
     their use.
 •   Map any process using the Value Stream Mapping tool.
 •   Understand the necessity for current state mapping and the power of future 

     state mapping.
 •   Describe 'lean manufacturing concepts' that will help achieve the future state.
 •   Apply this knowledge and activity to any process in your organization.
 •   Make continuous improvements in your work environment.

Custom Day One: On 'Day One', participants will complete a full day of theory-based training, utilizing materials provided by 'Value Stream Solutions Inc.' and Value Stream Mapping process. Participants will learn all the applicable Value Stream Mapping symbols, theory & techniques, while following the illustrated case study, "The Acme Stamping Co." Once these basics have been learned, participants will be able understand and learn more complex implementation of value stream maps.

Custom Day Two: On 'Day Two', participants will learn several techniques used when observing low volume, high mix process flow. Participants will then apply the knowledge gained through the theory-based training by creating current state maps for production processes, in their own manufacturing environments. At the end of 'Day Two', participants will have completed current state maps and be ready to apply a vision of the preferable future state to their completed current state maps.

Custom Day Three: (Option for Participants From Host Company Only) On 'Day Three', participants from the host company will learn about visioning and what developing the 'future state' means. Not all people (in general) have the innate ability to imagine a radically different way of being (or operating), so we spend some time talking about alternative methods of doing the work that they currently do.

After this discussion, the participants will apply their knowledge by creating future state maps for their own production processes in their manufacturing environments; will dramatically engage this continuous improvement engine, by changing current production methods and improving the manufacturing process.


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National Director – Food, Beverage,
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