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***UPDATE: Currently, special funding through the CARES Act will cover 100% of the cost of this program per company.***

Use VSM’s to Identify High Impact Improvement Opportunities in Your Business

Value Stream Mapping is a Lean implementation event that involves creating a Value Stream Map (VSM) which is a tool that delineates and analyzes the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a customer.

A VSM provides a way to visually see the entire enterprise in order to quickly identify wastes and performance bottlenecks

The methodology systematically takes your company from its current state of operations to a dramatically improved future state. Learn to—

  • Draw a current state VSM that shows delay and wastes in information and shop floor flows
  • Draw a future state map that shows the desired flows
  • Create a continual improvement plan to prioritize actions that lead towards the newly established future state map

Key Features

  • An icon-based process mapping tool
  • An educational component that facilitates knowledge transfer of the VSM methodology to participants
  • Access to Internet and client-site business technologies that provide a centralized team workspace for every VSM event
  • Team services include event management tracking, document collaboration, library of reference materials with document templates and real-time performance monitoring

Key Benefits

  • Understand the business case for using a strategy-focused approach to operational improvement
  • Rapidly identify and prioritize high impact improvement opportunities
  • Define baseline performance measures and monitor for sustainment
  • Promotes standardized best practices throughout your organization
  • Promotes a holistic approach to performance improvement that is more effective than fragmented approaches

Deliverables

  • Event “roll up” report for management that includes VSM maps and a continual improvement plan
  • Current state map
  • Future state map (ideal process)
  • Prioritized list of high impact improvement opportunities
  • Implementation plan for Kaizen Rapid Improvement Event (LE202)

Scheduling is flexible, convenient and fully remote. To learn more or sign up, email NHMEP Lead Project Manager Josh Treadwell.

About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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Press Releases

The Rubber Group Integrates Production Process with Value Stream Mapping

Rochester – The Rubber Group is a customer focused custom injection, transfer, and compression molder of engineered mechanical rubber components like precision seals, vibration isolators, bellows and specialized over-molded components for a wide variety of industries. Last April, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had workforce losses and a 20% reduction of sales revenue from the Oil, Gas and Aerospace industries who were experiencing product slow-downs from their own clients…

WS Dennison Cabinets Sees Host of Improvements since Implementing 5S Program

Pembroke, NH – WS Dennison Cabinets has been creating custom cabinets for residential and commercial industries throughout New Hampshire and New England since 1986. When COVID-19 hit last spring, like so many other manufacturers across the country, Dennison was affected and lost some of their workforce. Looking to make production improvements, the company attended an NHMEP workshop that introduces the basics of a 5S Program, a lean tool which improves organization in a production environment.

SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Lenders

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. EST.

DoD Interim Rule for NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC

The DoD recently issued an Interim Rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), effective November 30, 2020.

The 18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit a Virtual Success

On Thursday, October 29th, the 18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit was successfully conducted online with over 200 participants in attendance, (mostly small to medium-sized manufacturers) making it one of the largest manufacturing events to be held virtually since COVID-19 began. Mike Mastergeorge, Vice President of Brazonics Inc. kicked off the summit thanking the teams at NH MEP, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and the NH Business and Industry Association. He thanked People’s United Bank and BAE Systems as the major sponsors and acknowledged the other sponsors as well. He introduced Taylor Caswell, Commissioner of NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, who made opening remarks and introduced Governor Chris Sununu. The governor acknowledged progress made in manufacturing and other sectors and encouraged manufacturing innovation in the state as the sector recovers.

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