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Value Stream Mapping

A Value Stream Map (VSM) is a graphical representation of every process in the material and information flow along with other key elements. Through the Value Stream Mapping process, organizations learn how to:

  • identify value
  • differentiate value from waste
  • eliminate sources of waste
  • develop improved workflow
  • graphically represent present and future states

Value Stream Mapping is a critical step in lean conversions because it shows companies where to apply lean techniques for maximum effect. Argent provides training on Value Stream Mapping and tools such as the FlowCharter™ to help companies with their Lean transformation. 

Organizations also learn how to avoid the common mistake of cherry-picking lean project implementation which leads to building isolated islands of improvement instead of improving the whole production flow to reap the biggest benefits.