Training program:

Value Stream Mapping


​Value stream mapping is a Lean technique used to analyze and design the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer.

Understanding the complete value chain of a product or service is a fundamental part of a Lean enterprise and the first step in beginning a Lean implementation program.

Value Stream Mapping allows organizations to understand where their resources are tied up in attempting to deliver a product or service to their customers.  After analyzing and identifying where the waste are, you can then develop and implement future state maps to improve on their key performance indicators.

The value stream mapping technique can be applied to both manufacturing and service organizations.

This workshop provides a step-by-step instruction to enable participants to create current state and future state value stream maps, and to identify opportunities to achieve the future state that have the greatest impacts on the business as well as customer value.​

You will learn how the critical tool of value stream mapping and analysis helps your organization see waste and opportunities, and envision a Lean future state.  

Recommended Audience


  • Lectures, individual exercises, group activities and discussions and Q&A.

Learning Objectives

  • Create a value stream map for both the current and future states

  • Develop a data collection plan for the value stream map

  • Conduct end-to-end assessment of value-added versus non-value-added activities

  • Scope opportunities by framing project problem statements based on identified waste

  • Prioritize project based on strategic objectives

  • Develop action plan to achieve the future state



  • Key Principles of Lean

  • Understanding Value, Waste & Inflexibility

  • Introduction to Value Stream Mapping and Symbols

  • Step-by-Step Approach to Value Stream Mapping

  • Identifying a Business Value Stream

  • Creating a Current State Value Stream Map

  • Assessing Value-Added and Non-Value-Added Activities

  • Defining Goals and Gaps

  • Lean Techniques & Tools for Future State Design

  • Defining the Future State Value Stream

  • Using Value Stream Map to Identify Lean Improvement Projects

  • Prioritizing & Selecting Lean Projects

  • Define Actions to Close Gap

Award of Certificate

  • Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the workshop



  • 2 days

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