Why Value Stream Mapping?

Pioneered by Toyota in the 1940s, Lean thinking revolutionized the manufacturing industry, improving collaboration, communication, and flow on production lines. Value stream mapping is the Lean tool Toyota used to define and optimize the various steps involved in getting a product, service, or value-adding project from start to finish.

Value stream mapping is a lean tool that employs a flow diagram documenting in high detail every step of a process. Many lean practitioners see value stream mapping as the fundamental tool to identify waste, reduce process cycle times, and implement process improvement. In today’s businesses, the application of value stream mapping, also referred to as “visualizing” or “mapping” a process, isn’t limited to the assembly line. With proper implementation, value stream mapping fosters a culture of continuous improvement that has been proven effective in information technology, engineering, financial, human resources, legal, and marketing services.

Benefits of Value Stream Mapping Training:

1. Value stream map is quick and easy to learn, and it helps to find bottlenecks.
2. It’s a group exercise  and therefore can involve your workforce as part of your lean improvement program
3.You can use a completed value stream map as an improvement aide to document transitions to a future state value stream map
4. It can be easily critiqued by your workforce (using post it notes) to highlight problems that exist within the process
6. It’s not just for manufacturing! Value stream mapping has been used in offices, service industries healthcare etc.
7. It helps portray the process from the start of the production process to the end, this way it finds the waste in the process accurately.
8. It’s easy to understand – With a little bit of training on VSM icons – maps are easy to understand conveying powerful process in a simple pictorial fashion.

Course Outline-

1. Concept of Lean Manufacturing

2. 7+1 Types of waste

3. What is Value Stream Mapping?

4. 8 Steps to draw the Current State Map

5. Analyze Map to Identify Potential Improvements

Learning Methodology:

Lecture, Presentation, Activity based real life demonstration, Related audio-video visuals, Group Activity.

Who Should Attend-

All Manufacturing & Service industry person’s who want to reduce their Process Lead Time


One Day Training (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM)


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