Value Stream Mapping Open Workshop

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Many organizations that have started down the "Lean Journey" have realised that isolated improvement events, while important, alone are not enough to take the organization to the next level of excellence, productivity and efficiency. Improvement events create localized improvements, however, Lean tools such as Value Stream Mapping looks at the broader picture and strengthens the gains already obtained by providing vision and plans that connect all improvement activities.

Value Stream Mapping goes beyond understanding how your "process" flows, and looks at how "value" flows through the "process". This focus will allow organizations understand where value to the customer is being added, and helps identify what aspects of the process are actually opportunities to reduce waste and non-value adding activities.

Value Stream Mapping does this by using supporting methods that are often used by organizations to analyse and design flows at the system level across multiple processes, or across different departments.

Our "Value Stream Mapping" workshop has been designed as a one-day programme that will transmit in a very practical way the concepts and tools that your business can use to see waste in production and business processes, and provides the foundation for the creation of plans to remove or streamline non-value-adding steps. This is achieved by analysing the current state and designing a future state for the series of events that take a product or service from its beginning through to the customer.

In Value Stream Mapping we follow a process from start to finish monitoring and measuring what happens within, and between, each process step. A flow diagram showing the process is drawn to reflect the current state of the operation. The non-value actions are identified in each step, and the process is analysed for opportunity to drastically reduce and simplify it to the fewest actions necessary.

By reducing wastefulness the redesigned process becomes more streamlined (the right things are being done) and more efficient (needing fewer resources). The reengineered process is flow charted in its future state with process steps and information flows redesigned, simplified and made less expensive.

Although value stream mapping is often associated with manufacturing, it is also used in logistics, supply chain, service related industries, healthcare, as well as administrative and office processes. This one-day, highly interactive workshop will provide you with all the skills you need to use the Value Stream Mapping approach to make your processes more efficient.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Value Stream Mapping
  • Benefits of Value Stream Mapping
  • Forming the Value Stream Team
  • Understanding Customer Demand
  • Collecting Value Stream Data
  • Developing the Value Stream information System
  • Lean Principles associated with Value Stream Mapping
  • Identifying waste in the Value Stream
  • Value Stream Mapping Symbols
  • Constructing the "Current State Map"
  • Constructing the "Future State Map"
  • "Future State implementation strategy development and deployment
  • Summary of Value Stream Mapping
  • Date: 15th June
  • Start Time: 09.30 - 16.30
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location:
    Newforge Country Club, 18b Newforge Lane, Belfast
  • Cost:
    Members: £295 + VAT, Non Members: £385 + VAT
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