Applying Value Stream Mapping in Lean Business

Individuals who have responsibility for reducing costs and waste, and improving efficiency and customer value at the organizational or departmental level


Expected Duration
26 minutes

Processes are a part of every business. It is important to graphically depict these processes so areas of waste can be identified and eliminated, creating a more efficient, profitable, and lean organization. This course covers how to create and interpret both current and future-state value stream maps and to recognize how a value stream map is used to improve an organization’s processes. The course will also cover ways to identify sources of waste and areas of bottlenecks, as well as how to balance the production line through line balancing and push systems.


Mapping the Value Stream

  • recognize the key objectives of value stream mapping
  • sequence the steps in the value stream mapping process
  • identify the types of data required to create a current-state value stream map
  • match the symbols used in the mapping process to the data they represent
  • identify sources of waste in the current-state map
  • identify process blocks in a current state map using cycle time and takt time
  • recognize the features of a pull system for future state mapping





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