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“All we are doing is looking at the time line, from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash. And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value adding wastes.” — Taiichi Ohno
The aptly titled book “Learning to See” was a Shingo Research Prize recipient in 1999. It is filled with actual maps, diagrams and illustrations all aimed at helping everyone understand their business as a process, or a series of processes. Value stream mapping is an excellent tool to begin the Lean journey. It represents a snapshot of a process with all of the time, material and communication data added to help understand what is currently happening.
Using various Lean tools such as Kanban, SMED and problem-solving, the aim is to construct a future state value stream map to predict the process improvements.
This results in a strategy for the team in an easy-to-understand format.
Who should attend?
The programme is aimed at any personnel engaging in business process improvement.
“Very benefical training that ‘opens your eyes’ to the obvious wastes in the work environment. The training tools helped in identifying these and removing them, saving our business time and money.” — David, Manufacturing Engineer”
What will I learn?
- How to see my business as a process using Value Stream Mapping
- What are Value Streams?
- Identifying the Value Streams
- Value Stream Mapping
- The Current State
- 7 steps to mapping the current state
- Administration mapping
- Process Waste
- The Future State
- Enhancing the Future State
- Typical results
- Implementing Change In Your organisation
Assessment and Certification
ETAC certificate of completion