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Value Stream Mapping Fundamentals


VSM is a 'map' of the activities your organization does, both value added (the customer is willing to pay for) and non-value added (the customer is not willing to pay for), to meet your customers' needs/requirements.

A Value Stream Map depicts the:

  • Flow of information and materials from receipt from the supplier to delivery to the customer

  • Steps required to transform the inputs to the customer's desired output(s)

  • Flow of information which supports and directs the above activities

  • VSM is a powerful tool in our lean/continuous improvement tool-bag that graphically shows the current flow with all of its waste. Then it shows the future state flow that eliminates waste creating greater 'flow' and reducing the time it takes to produce a product.

    Frequently, there are multiple value streams within a company, each of which is related to a specific family of products or services.

    There are three modules each of which are 4 hours long.

    Module 1: Current Value Stream Mapping

    Module 2: Value Stream Mapping Improvement Bursts

    Module 3: Future Value Stream Mapping

    Learner outcomes for each module:

  • Conduct a product family analysis

  • Identify a product family for value stream mapping

  • Create a current state value stream map

  • Analyze a current state VSM for improvement opportunities

  • Create a future state map

  • Break a VSM into loops

  • Identify priorities for the VSM

  • Course Section
    Course: CELM 150-00
    Term: 1353
    Section Number: 1
    Schedule Number: 18019
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Location: Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey SW, GR MI 49503
    Dates: Nov. 10 - Dec. 1, 2017 (Fri., 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.); No class 11/24/2017
    Units: 1.2 CEUs
    Seats Remaining: 10
    Required Fees:
           Registration Fee (with CEUs) $895.00

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