Introduction to Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Training

Course Duration: 2 Days - 8 Hours/day

This two-day workshop introduces Value Stream Mapping to measure and define process improvement opportunities. It looks at all of the actions required to bring raw material through the organization and to the customer as final product. Once the process is ‘visualized’, a plan can be developed to increase flow and reduce waste.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the Lean improvement philosophy, process and tools
  • Develop knowledge and skills for creating current and future state value stream maps
  • Create a current state map, future state map and a Lean project deployment plan for one of your product families
  • Create a roadmap to attain the "Future State"

Course Outline

  • Drawing Current State Maps
  • Measuring Current Performance
  • Analyzing the Current State
  • Drawing Future State Maps
  • Gap Analysis – Future State versus Current State Performance
  • Measuring the Savings from Lean Projects

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for those responsible for leading Lean manufacturing projects that follow this planning exercise.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a workshop manual and a workbook including workshop exercises.

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


Experience with Value Stream Mapping and the development of current and future state maps is necessary.

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