Value Stream Mapping - VSM
A Value Stream Map visually displays the flow of steps, delays and information required to deliver a product or service to the customer. It helps you identify wastes and reduce the lead time.
The course is 2 days where half of the time is teaching, and the rest of the time is games and practical exercises.
We will practice by playing a Lego game. The Lego game was developed by John Bicheno at the Lean Enterprise Research Center at Cardiff Business School, and later developed by Joakim Hillberg at Revere in Sweden.
The game is used by companies, universities and consultants in several countries to provide practical experience and understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles.
The game will give you hands-on experience with 8 wastes, 5S, Single piece flow, batch size, changeover reduction, Takt time, workload balancing, process analysis, inventory, information, communication and planning. You need excel during the exercises and will get an excel template to perform the analysis.
This course enables you to:
- Identify a value stream
- Plan and perform data collection
- Plan and perform Process walks
- Identify improvement opportunities
- Balance processes based on demand
- Reduce waste and improve flow
- Achieve faster Lead times
- Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
- Process mapping
- What is a value stream map?
- Operational definition of metrics
- Data collection
- Process walk
- Identify opportunities
- 8 wastes
- Value-adding versus non-value-adding activities
- Customer demand
- Calculate "Takt" based on customer demand
- Balancing processes based on "Takt"
- Cross training & Standard work
- Inventory analysis
- Process analysis
- % complete and accurate
- Push versus pull
- Single piece flow versus batch production
- Future state map
- Improvement metrics
Process map advantages:
To improve a process, you must describe the process in a way that is easy to understand. Process maps are an important and powerful tool for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of a process. In this course you will learn how to describe the flow in the value stream through process mapping. Here are some advantages with process maps:
- It is a visual way to see the overall process.
- It helps all process members to understand their part in the process, and how their process fits into the bigger picture.
- It describes how activities are performed and the flow.
- It can be used for training new people.
- It eases the decisions of where to measure to improve a process
- It will help you understand where problems arise and what causes they may have
- It complements analytical tools by providing guidance for data collection of possible root causes.
- It identifies important characteristics you need to consider improving a process.
- It links the individual steps together and highlights the total effort and flow needed to meet the business and customer needs