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Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

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 Uncover waste and find out how to best streamline your manufacturing and office processes.

VSM, allows you to take a high-level view of your process or value stream — then diagnose problems and implement changes — is the best way to identify the right areas for improvement so you can get lean and maximize your productivity.

Value stream basics

Value stream mapping is a four-step process that uncovers waste and reveals how to streamline your manufacturing and office processes. First, identify the value stream or process to map. Second, you make a current state map showing the current flow of materials and information needed to deliver a product or a service. Next, you diagnose problems, suggest changes, and make a future state map representing the improved process. Finally, you implement the changes.

Value stream mapping is the staircase into the House of Lean, which leads you to solutions for improvement. But value stream mapping is not a one-time event. Successful lean manufacturers are applying value stream mapping continuously to their manufacturing and office processes to get better results.

Four Steps of VSM:

  • Identify the value stream or process to map.
  • Make a current state map showing the current flow of materials and information needed to deliver a product or service.
  • Diagnose problems, suggest changes and make a future state map.
  • Implement changes.

Download a printable information sheet on Value Stream Mapping.

 

Supply Chain Programs

Making supply chains that are strong and profitable for everyone.

WMEP’s Value Chain Programs optimize an OEM’s supply chain to reduce lead times, improve quality, and improve the end-customer experience.

  • Transforms value chains to create better products/services at lower cost while creating new business capabilities.
  • Establishes a trusted network of partners and suppliers ready to quickly capitalize on opportunities.
  • Maintains open and continuous communication across the extended enterprise.
  • Engages suppliers and partners in strategic planning, sharing of customer and competitor information, and response to new opportunities.

Learn more about Supply Chain Programs


Get to know Jim Sullivan, Director of Business Development

“The mission and the talent at the WMEP are at the core and helping Wisconsin manufacturers become the best in the world is something I know we can do.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

608.354.1346 [email protected]

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