What is Value Stream Mapping?

Value Stream Mapping is entirely about identifying and removing waste – in other words, the things which the customer and you should not be paying for.

The real power of this Lean technique is not just to enable the higher level understanding of your current situation, but to provide the ability to develop the vision of how it should be – the future state. With Value Stream Mapping, the power of the technique is in driving solutions for inspiring senior management decisions for early improvement.

  • helps to illustrate the complete process and see the flow
  • helps to identify the sources of waste
  • provides a common language for talking about key activities and processes
  • makes apparent any lack of flow, helping people to understand and take decisions
  • illustrates the interface and consequences of material and information flow
  • develops better understanding and vision for the creation of the ‘future state’ map
Value Stream Mapping explained

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Improved productivity is a consequence of good organisation and management – more so than just an individual trying to work harder.

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How to learn more about Value Stream Mapping

Scott-Grant is widely acknowledged as “outstanding” in delivering training for people wanting to study Value Stream Mapping

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Determining accurate work content is at the heart of assessing performance.
We define work content as being the time content of an activity or task.


Training courses that cover Value Stream Mapping

Alternatively we can deliver an in-company course on VSM, tailored to your requirements. This course, for a minimum of two days, will be followed by a period of guided learning depending on your requirements. This course cost will be determined after the programme has been confirmed. We will provide a detailed course workbook for each delegate’s future reference.

Or we can supply Lean specialists on a project or contract basis to help you in your business. Ask us for details.

What to do next

If you need to improve capacity or reduce costs, or you need accurate data to determine how best to cope with change, we can provide the right way forward – cost-effectively. Remember that improving productivity is about making the better use of all your resources and vitally, making much better use of the critical ones.

Whichever business sector you operate in, the chances are we’ve helped people to address their productivity issues and improve the way they operate.

Scott-Grant can really help you improve your productivity and become more streamlined.

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