“I now realize that I spend more money on wasteful processes than I make in profit.”
Owner of a welding and sandblast company
This course is designed to introduce participants to Value Stream Mapping in a hands-on manner. Participants will develop their ability to “see the flow” and design future state value streams. This can be done for manufacturing processes, but also any administrative or service function as well.
The workshop is designed for up to 12 people.
The workshop is 2 full days for a total of 16 hours
Participants should have completed a basic training course in Lean Manufacturing principles such as Lean 101 or equivalent.
Information on fees can be obtained by calling 918-280-9051, or visiting ISI Contact Page for contact information.
Participants will learn the basic techniques of creating a Value Stream Map. The students will practice on Industrial Solution’s case study exercise and then will map a real process within their own company. They will learn about the Product Family Matrix tool, how to convert inventory into time, and how to see their processes in a whole new light.
On day 2, the students will learn the methodologies for applying Lean tools to eliminate waste in the value stream. They will understand the difference between FIFO lanes and supermarkets, how to line balance and combine processes to dramatically reduce lead time and WIP. The workshop concludes with the students drawing a future state map and developing an action plan for achieving that future state for their company.