SAVE THE DATE! Tools for Efficiency Workshop: Value Stream Mapping
Presented in partnership by IMEC & the Workforce Development Center of John Wood Community College.
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a Diagnostic tool that enables a company to identify waste in manufacturing and administrative processes using data gathered through observation and experience. VSM events often results in reduced costs, improved communication, increased quality, reduced lead-time and discovery and better understanding of the Value Stream.
This workshop shows how to gather the information required to eliminate, reduce or integrate non-value added activities in Value Streams and how to use the information to implement Lean projects to create a Future State condition. Participants will learn the steps necessary for creating a current-state value stream map from customer order back to raw material, and develop a future state vision to act as a blueprint for Lean activities.
Participants will create their own current and future state maps based upon data gathered at ACME Stamping, our case study company. Using Value Stream Mapping as a tool, a cross-functional team of employees will map the current state from customer back to raw material including all steps, both value-added and non-value-added, and both manufacturing and administrative or information flow, to develop a future state vision to act as a blueprint for Lean activities. The Future State often represents a breakthrough change compared to the way the company currently operates. The VSM team will develop an implementation strategy to make the Future State a reality. The most urgent needs will be addressed first, and can typically be accomplished in a very short time frame with the appropriate resources applied.
Benefits of Value Stream Mapping
- “See the flow” of your value stream and wastes in the flow
- View all steps in in the value stream, both value added and non-value added from a systems perspective
- Determine which steps are value added and non-value added from internal and external customer points of view
- Map the business processes that information flows through in the value stream
- Create a blueprint for Lean transformation – the Future State Map
- Develop an action-item list, prioritizing activities needed to achieve the future state
Join us on June 5 for the Value Stream Mapping Lunch & Learn for an introduction to VSM.
Cancellations made within 7 days of series start may be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
Sponsors: IMEC, John Wood Community College
Presenter: Rick Winkler, IMEC Technical Specialist
Contact Name: Emily Lee
Contact Phone: 309-677-4633
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