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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 Course?

This Value Stream Mapping Training Course is designed for professionals from the manufacturing and service industries. This course will be more beneficial for the following professionals:

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

Prerequisites of the Value Stream Mapping Course

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

Value Stream Mapping 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.

This 1-day Value Stream Mapping 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 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 Course?

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

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Bolton is a town located in Manchester, North West England. It owes its development to its production of textiles throughout history and was the global centre of cotton spinning until the 1980s. It lies ten miles away from the city of Manchester. The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton manages the schools in Bolton. These include Bolton Muslin Girls’ School, The Valley Primary School, Eden Boys’ School and Haslam Park Primary School. There are also special and alternative education schools including Firwood School and Thomasson Memorial School. The University of Bolton is located in the town and has been an official university since 2005. It educates around 9000 students every year. Other further education establishments include Bolton College, Bolton Six Form College and Bolton Wanderers Free School. The rate of unemployment in Bedford is at 3.5%. This is lower than the national average of England which is 7.6%. 

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Lean Training | Value Stream Mapping Training in Bolton FAQs

Value Stream Mapping is a lean tool that applies a flowchart documenting each step in the process.
Value stream mapping is used to streamline and identify the production process, and it can be applied to both customer delivery and product flows.
A value stream map is beneficial for identifying waste, identifying bottlenecks, making processes efficient, improving cross-functional collaboration, and improving end-product quality.
There are various features of value stream mapping including, visual representation, identification of waste, identification of value-added activities, identification of bottlenecks, and team involvement.
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.
Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am.
We can provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
The training fees for Value Stream Mapping certification in Bolton starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Value Stream Mapping.
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