What is Value Stream Mapping?
Value stream mapping (VSM) is defined as a lean tool that employs a flowchart documenting every step in the process. Many lean practitioners see VSM as a fundamental tool to identify waste, reduce process cycle times, and implement process improvement.
VSM helps users create a solid implementation plan that will maximize their available resources and help ensure that materials and time are used efficiently.
Steps in VSM –
- Selecting a Product Family.
- Drawing the Current State Map.
- Drawing the Future State Map.
- Achieving the Future State.
How is VSM Performed?
- Collecting all the Data for Current State Map.
- Calculating the Total Lead Time.
- Identifying Lean Waste in the Process Flow.
- Reducing Lead Time by Implementing Continuous Flow & Pull Systems.
- Levelling the Production Mix & Volume by Using Heijunka box.
- Suggesting Improvements Points in Kaizen Lightening Burst.
- Planning to Achieve the Future state in Stepwise Manner.
- Identify waste
- Identify bottlenecks
- Provides Centre Point for Conversation on Future Growth
- Make processes efficient
- Improve cross-functional collaboration
- Improve end-product quality
- Customer Dynamic change in requirement can be Fulfilled.
- Reduced in Process Inventory.
Creating Real Time Data Value Stream Maps and Feedback System.
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