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School of Lean

Value Stream Mapping

Val­ue Stream Map­ping (VSM) is a holis­tic, step-by-step process for iden­ti­fy­ing and elim­i­nat­ing waste in the val­ue chain to max­i­mize cus­tomer satisfaction. 

VSM is both a visu­al map­ping tool for gain­ing vis­i­bil­i­ty into oper­a­tional process­es and a man­age­ment prac­tice that aims to uni­fy the entire orga­ni­za­tion around the same goals.

It plays an impor­tant role in Lean man­age­ment, allow­ing orga­ni­za­tions to dia­gram both the cur­rent and future state work­flow that takes a product/​service from idea to completion.

In this Val­ue Stream Map­ping video train­ing series, Lean expert Ron Pereira will teach you to design val­ue stream maps and use them to improve inter­nal work­flows, bring­ing more val­ue to both the end-con­sumer and the bot­tom line. 

What You’ll Learn in this Value Stream Mapping Online Course

Orig­i­nal­ly designed for use in a man­u­fac­tur­ing set­ting, Val­ue Stream Map­ping is a use­ful tool for any busi­ness where work­flows involve mul­ti­ple steps and depart­ments before goods/​services reach the customer.

In this Val­ue Stream Map­ping train­ing series, you’ll learn:

Benefits of this Gemba Academy Online Value Stream Mapping Training Course

At the end of this Val­ue Stream Map­ping online course series, you’ll be able to exam­ine your val­ue chain on a holis­tic lev­el, iden­ti­fy and elim­i­nate waste, and cre­ate cur­rent and future val­ue stream maps and a plan for implementation.

  • Unlim­it­ed, on-demand access.

    In addi­tion to the Val­ue Stream Map­ping train­ing mate­r­i­al, Gem­ba Acad­e­my sub­scribers can access over 2,000 expert-led Lean and Six Sig­ma lessons any­time, on any device, mak­ing con­tin­u­ous improve­ment easy and acces­si­ble for all learners.

  • Sup­ple­men­tal train­ing materials.

    Gem­ba Academy’s online cours­es also include quizzes, assess­ments, tem­plates, and instruc­tor resources to rein­force each les­son. For exam­ple, this Val­ue Stream Map­ping course uses sim­u­la­tions to help you under­stand and prove the supe­ri­or­i­ty of flow over batch pro­duc­tion for most processes.

  • Prac­ti­cal, real-world lessons.

    Gem­ba Acad­e­my videos fea­ture Lean experts that draw on real-world expe­ri­ences and offer prac­ti­cal busi­ness lessons learn­ers can con­sume in bite-sized chunks and start using right away. Cours­es include tem­plates that allow users to imme­di­ate­ly apply new prin­ci­ples in their own workplace.