Learning to See Using Value Stream Mapping
A go-at-your-own-pace, web-based workshop faithfully based on the innovative content in the landmark Learning to See workbook that introduced value-stream mapping to the world.
Accurately target your continuous improvement efforts to where they will have substantial and sustainable impact on quality, costs, time to market, and other performance factors that are critical to customers and your company’s success.
Learn how to use value-stream mapping, a fundamental lean management tool that creates "blueprints" for applying other techniques such as kaizen events most effectively.
A value-stream map is a drawing – using a computer or pencil and paper – of the operations, steps, inputs, and outputs that make up a process. Value-stream mapping is significantly more powerful than tools such as process mapping or layout diagrams because they capture information flow as well as material flow and other key data. A map pulls out processes from the background clutter of an organization, so you can build an entire value stream based on lean principles.
Establish a direction for the company’s improvement efforts, ensuring that improvement efforts eliminate problems customers deeply care about
Gain a better understanding of the linkages between material and information flow
Create the basis for an effective lean implementation plan by designing how your factory’s door-to-door material and information flow could ideally operate
Give operators, engineers, and managers a common language and process for continuous improvement
Avoid the common mistake of cherry-picking individual lean tools, which creates isolated islands of improvement and limited benefits
Learn at your own pace, on your own schedule, alone or with your team
Plus, the workshop is based on the tested and proven methodology created for LEI’s popular Learning to See workbook , translated into 16 languages, and recipient of a Research Award from the Shingo Institute at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University
Through video instruction, hands-on exercises, readings by lean experts, successful lean case studies, and three 30-minute sessions with a live coach to answer questions and give feedback on your own value stream map, you will cover:
What is lean? (optional for beginners)
Coaching & Help
Getting Set Up for this Online Course
How does VSM fit into the larger lean context? (3 minute animation)
VSM- What is it anyway?
Test your learning
Where to begin?
How about you?
You've got OPTIONS!
Why bother with a Current State Map?
Exploring a Current State map & related icons
How to read a CSM - Part 1
Capturing process data - Hands On Activity
How to read a CSM - Part 2
What about healthcare or services?
Check on your progress
Mapping Your Value-Stream (Optional 30' video)
Coaching Session #1
Guiding Questions & Resources
Walk Through (download)
Walk Through (slides)
Advice for gathering details...
Houston, we have a problem...
What do you see?
What are the characteristics of a lean value stream?
Coaching Session #2
Share your advice
There's a better way...
Intro to Future State Mapping...
Guiding Questions: Part 1
Part 1: Try it out
Part 1: Check in
Guiding Questions: Part 2
Part 2: Try it out
Part 2: Check in
Part 2: Reflection
Guiding Questions: Part 3
Part 3: Try it
Guiding Questions: Part 4
Part 4: Try it (with sample set)
Check on your progress
Part 4: Try it (with own workplace)
Services Example FSM
Part 4: Reflection
Coaching Session #3
Bring your vision to life
Wrap-Up with Dr. Womack
Toolkit of Resources
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