Value Stream Mapping
 

Value Stream Mapping is a Lean technique used to analyse the flow of materials and information currently required to bring a product or service to a consumer.

Implementation

  • Identify the target product, product family, or service.
  • Draw a current state value stream map, which is the current steps, delays, and information flows required to deliver the target product or service. This may be a production flow (raw materials to consumer) or a design flow (concept to launch). There are 'standard' symbols for representing supply chain entities.
  • Assess the current state value stream map in terms of creating flow by eliminating waste.
  • Draw a future state value stream map.
  • Implement the future state.