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Tools for Efficiency Workshop: Value Stream Mapping

July 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training is offered by the Workforce Development Center of John Wood Community College, with support from IMEC.

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


Cancellations made within 7 days of series start may be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.


Cost: $175 per person.

Sponsors: John Wood Community College, IMEC

Presenter: Rick Winkler, IMEC Technical Specialist

Contact Name: Kelly Lewis, Workforce Development Specialist at John Wood Community College

Contact Phone: 217-641-4971

Contact Email: lewis@jwcc.edu


July 31, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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John Wood Community College – Workforce Development Center
4220 Kochs Lane, Room W112
Quincy, IL 62305
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