No pre-requisite is required to take this course.
Value Stream Mapping is a powerful tool for analyzing information and material flow throughout an organization or between organizations and identifying and planning improvements. The value-stream map is a paper-and-pencil representation of every process in the material and information flow of a product or product family, along with key data. It differs significantly from tools such as process mapping or layout diagrams because it includes information flow as well as material flow. Mapping is a critical initial step in lean transformations because it shows you where you could apply lean techniques, such as Kaizen Events, for maximum effect. Mapping helps you avoid the common mistake of cherry-picking individual lean techniques, which creates isolated islands of improvement and limited benefits.
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Mapping helps you: