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:
Transforming Your Value Streams
In this course, you and your entire organization will learn how to transform your value streams using lean tools and principles such as value stream mapping, takt time, kanban, error proofing, and heijunka/production leveling. During this course, you will follow a fictitious birdhouse manufacturing company as they journey through the process of creating both current and future state value stream maps along with an action plan.
- 18 Videos
- 2h 57m
Value Stream Transformation — Adapting Value Stream Mapping for Office and Service Environments
Did you know that value stream mapping can be applied to office and service applications? In this course, Gemba Academy Co-founder and lean guru Drew Locher discuss the best ways to leverage the transformative powers of value stream mapping in these unique environments.
- 6 Videos
Value Stream Mapping from Tool to Management Practice
In this course you’ll learn about the components of value stream mapping and gain a deeper understanding of how it can be deployed to get everyone in your organization on the same page.
- 15 Videos
Organizational Healing Through Value Stream Mapping
The benefits of value stream mapping go far beyond understanding current and future states and improving processes. Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira sat down with Karen Martin at AME Jacksonville in 2014 to discuss how the right approach can bring your team together, relieve tension, and ultimately facilitate improvement on a profound interpersonal level.
- 5 Videos
Improving Government Service Delivery with Value Stream Mapping
Value stream mapping applies to much more than just manufacturing. As part of Gemba Academy’s visit to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, we asked two environmental analysts to share how value stream mapping has brought clarity to their daily operations.
- 1 Videos
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.