Flow Design & Value Stream Management

Learn how to identify core processes and value streams, map them, and create a strategy and plan for improvement

Value Stream Maps and process maps are the blueprints for improvement. But there is much more to these improvement projects than just mapping. Value Stream Management is a necessary tool if you plan to implement Lean. It not only identifies critical process areas needing change and the projects that will ensure that change – but also will create a picture of the future state, and the measures, Lean Pathway, and Project Plan to reach that ideal state.

Case studies from the service and manufacturing industries will be used to show how to eliminate β€œthe silo effect,” apply Value Stream Management and Continuous Flow to your organization. The workshop will focus on two main topics: Process mapping and process design.

Course Topics

  • How to target a process for improvement
  • Types of maps: Value Stream Maps, Process Linear, Transactional, Area
  • Maps and Arrow Diagram
  • When to use each type of map
  • Mapping Protocol
  • Flow Factor Analysis: Measuring and analyzing process flow
  • Performing a Gap Analysis
  • Creating a Lean Pathway

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this one-day course, participants will have learned or reinforced the Lean concepts of value stream process.

What Career Paths Benefit the Most from Flow Design & Value Stream Management Workshop?

  • Business professionals and practitioners interested in learning how Lean can improve productivity, lead time and quality and make their day to day activities easier and more fulfilling
  • People working with manufacturing or non-manufacturing processes
  • Executive management or for profit and non-profit organizations
  • Administrative personnel who own or participate in process development and execution