Value Stream Mapping

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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


    • 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)

    View the Value Stream Mapping Flyer (PDF)

    Scheduling is flexible, convenient and fully remote. To book your VSM Project, email Training Coordinator Jill Duddy or call (603) 226-3200.


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    172 Pembroke Road
    Concord, NH  03301

    Phone: 603-226-3200

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