June 23, 2017

Value Stream Mapping – 7 Tips to be successful

Here 7 Tips to have a great VSM, saving time and be successful. We did a lot of value stream mapping and we distilled for you the best tips. Watch now.

In this video we will reveal some tips for
a successful Value Stream Mapping.

Ready .. Go!

Tip 1)
Use sheets, pens and pencils.
PC is banned! VSM is at the shop floor.

Tip 2)
Select the team. Not alone.
From 7 to 10 people maximum.
Here the figures you need for sure:
Lean Expert
Value Stream Manager
Supervisor
Operator
Quality
Logistic
Maintenance
External guest for “silly” questions.

Tip 3)
Have a war room to discuss and refine the map.

Tip 4)
Mapping is not for decoration is for action!

Tip 5)
Clarify the aim of the mapping before starting.

Tip 6)
Do it in a representative day. No peak or leave.

Tip 7)
Draw the “To Be” state!

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  • The future of your company will not ultimately be determined by the value streams you create within your own organisation; but by the ‘Experience Streams’ you create for your customers to enjoy in the marketplace. The effect of all your internal values streams is to create and sustain the experience streams in the marketplace. These must satisfy all your customer’s physical and emotional needs and wants. The goal is to combine all these streams to create a torrent of competitive advantage. Your long term survival depends upon doing this more effectively than any existing or future competitor.
    The most important and neglected internal value stream is created by releasing and directing the combined ability* of all your people. Without this stream engaged, all the other flows will be greatly reduced.
    The ultimate effect of all these streams is to create organisations that can compete successfully in the global market now and in the future, and are secure, challenging, fulfilling, and enjoyable/fun places to work.
    What an experience that would be for all our people! Only the competitors would have a bad experience, and that is OK.
    *The ability stream has three elements.
    Talent, the ability to existing tasks well.
    Creativity, the ability to improve what we do and the way we do it.
    Enthusiasm, the emotional ability/energy to do the first two.

    Get flowing!