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Value Stream Mapping Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Value Stream Mapping

  • Overview: Value Stream Maps (VSMs)
  • What is a Value Stream?
  • Process Maps
  • Swim Lanes
  • Process Map Levels
  • Levels of Process Maps

Module 2: Customer Value

  • What is a SIPOC?
  • Benefits of SIPOC
  • SIPOC Layout
  • CS&F Web Fulfilment SIPOC

Module 3: What is Value Stream Mapping?

  • Value Stream Maps (VSMs)
  • Practical VSMs
  • Deploying VSMs
  • Types of VSM
  • Comparing Process Types
  • Manufacturing VSM
  • Creating the ‘AS-IS’ VSM
  • Investigating and Understanding the Process
  • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping (‘As Is’)
  • Creating a VSM: Process Borders Definition
  • Using Swim Lane Diagrams to Identify Logical Process Blocks
  • Process Boxes
  • Capturing Data
  • Useful VSM Metrics
  • First-Time Yield (FTY)
  • Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)
  • VSM Metrics
  • Square Wave
  • Kaizen Burst
  • Creating an Improved Process
  • Transactional VSM: Mortgage Application (As-Is)
  • Layout Diagrams
  • On the Ground Instructions (OTGIs)

Module 4: Interactive Value Stream Map

  • Interactive
  • Format of the Interactive VSM
  • Common Rows on the Interactive VSM
  • How to Create an Interactive Map?
  • Interactive Map and VSM
  • Interactive VSM Symbols and Measures
  • Service Transaction Box

Module 5: Overview of Data Collection

  • Data Collection Planning

Module 6: Data Collection Process

  • Building the Hierarchies
  • Breakdown Structure
  • Spider Diagram
  • Planning Ideas
  • Measures and Modelling Tools
  • Data Collection
  • Breakdown Structure
  • Spider Diagram
  • Process Measurement Points
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Analysing the Data
  • Frequency and Sample Size

Module 7: Data Collection Planning and Documentation

  • Data Collection
  • Evolving Data Collection Plan

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Who should attend this Value Stream Mapping Training Course?

This Value Stream Mapping Course is designed for individuals across various roles and levels within an organisation who are involved in or responsible for process improvement, optimisation, and efficiency. This course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Process Improvement Specialists
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Continuous Improvement Professionals
  • Quality Assurance Experts
  • Project Managers
  • Customer Service Representatives

Prerequisites of the Value Stream Mapping Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Value Stream Mapping Course. However, having a basic understanding of Lean tools and Lean techniques can be beneficial.

Value Stream Mapping Training Course Overview

This Value Stream Mapping Course comprehensively explores a vital Lean tool used in visualising and analysing organisational processes. It focuses on understanding, mapping, and improving the flow of materials and information required to deliver value to customers. This course provides a fundamental understanding of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and its significance in identifying waste, optimising processes, and enhancing efficiency in diverse industries.

Professionals seeking to streamline workflows and identify organisational inefficiencies should aim to master Value Stream Mapping. This course is particularly crucial for manufacturing, service industries, logistics, and supply chain management professionals. Mastery of VSM enables individuals to visualise the entire value stream, facilitating informed decision-making for process improvement initiatives.

The Knowledge Academy’s 1-day Value Stream Mapping Training Course empowers delegates with practical skills in Value Stream Mapping. Delegates will learn how to create current-state and future-state maps, identify bottlenecks, and implement strategies for continuous improvement. Through interactive sessions and hands-on exercises, delegates will gain the tools and skills required to improve efficiency in their respective organisations.

Course Objectives

  • To impart a thorough understanding of Value Stream Mapping principles
  • To equip delegates with the skills to create current-state and future-state value stream maps
  • To enable delegates to identify and eliminate waste in processes using VSM
  • To demonstrate the application of VSM through practical exercises
  • To empower professionals to make informed decisions for process optimisation

Upon completing this Value Stream Mapping Certification Course, delegates will possess the knowledge and practical skills to use Value Stream Mapping effectively. They will be equipped to analyse and optimise processes, identify areas for improvement, and drive efficiency within their organisations, ultimately contributing to streamlined workflows and enhanced operational performance.

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What’s included in this Value Stream Mapping Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors  
  • Value Stream Mapping Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Value Stream Mapping Training in Birmingham, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Value Stream Mapping Training in Birmingham. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Value Stream Mapping Training in Birmingham sessions.


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Value Stream Mapping Training in Birmingham FAQs

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a visual tool used in process improvement to analyse, map, and optimise the steps involved in delivering a product or service, with a focus on eliminating waste and enhancing efficiency.
VSM helps organisations identify and understand the entire flow of their processes, enabling them to pinpoint inefficiencies, reduce lead times, and improve overall performance.
Benefits include improved process visibility, waste reduction, increased efficiency, better communication, and enhanced collaboration within an organisation.
Cross-functional teams comprising individuals from various departments, including management, production, and support, often participate in VSM sessions to provide diverse perspectives.
VSM focuses on end-to-end process visualisation, making it unique in its ability to identify and address waste and bottlenecks across the entire value stream.
Yes, VSM is versatile and can be applied to any industry, including manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and customer service, to enhance processes and streamline operations.
Common symbols include process boxes, data boxes, decision diamonds, and arrows indicating the flow of materials or information, each representing a specific aspect of the value stream.
While initial VSM sessions can be conducted as a standalone activity, continuous improvement is encouraged, and organisations often revisit and update their value stream maps to adapt to changing circumstances.
The duration varies based on the complexity of the process being mapped, but sessions typically range from a few hours to a few days, involving focused discussions and analysis.
Challenges may include resistance to change, difficulties in data collection, and the need for accurate and up-to-date information. Effective facilitation and management support are crucial to overcoming these challenges.
VSM can benefit a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and service industries, by identifying and improving the flow of value within processes.
In this Value Stream Mapping Training course, you will learn about the data collection process, breakdown structure, spider diagram, data collection planning and documentation, common rows on the interactive VSM, swim lane diagrams, and many other essential concepts.
The Knowledge Academy in Birmingham stands out as a prestigious training provider known for its extensive course offerings, expert instructors, adaptable learning formats, and industry recognition. It's a dependable option for those seeking Value Stream Mapping Training Courses.
The training fees for Value Stream Mapping certification in Birmingham starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Value Stream Mapping.
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