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value stream mapping


Discovering Waste and Bottlenecks to Improve Flow.


Value stream mapping (VSM) is a powerful 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. With VSM, organizations can identify where their resources are tied up in attempting to deliver a product or service to their customers. By analyzing and identifying waste, organizations can then develop and implement future state maps to improve their key performance indicators and achieve Lean transformation.

This two-day workshop provides a step-by-step instruction to enable participants to create current state and future state value stream maps. You will learn how to identify opportunities to achieve the future state that have the greatest impact on the business as well as customer value. The VSM technique can be applied to both manufacturing and service organizations.

In this workshop, 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. By the end of the workshop, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead a VSM project within your organization and drive continuous improvement.

Value Stream Mapping training

Recommended Audience

This course is designed for any business leader, professional, manager or individual contributor wishing to gain practical know-how on the principles, process and tools of Value Stream Mapping.


Value Stream Mapping training
Value Stream Mapping training
  • Lectures, video presentations, group activities and discussions and Q&A

  • Examples of current state and future state value stream maps

  • Participants will be required to identify a business process that requires them to work in teams to map the current state value stream and assess improvement opportunities to achieve the future state

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:


  1. Gain an overview of Lean concepts, principles, methods and tools

  2. Acquire deep insights about your current work systems and the related barriers to delivering value

  3. Design a future state that enables outstanding performance

  4. Develop action plan to achieve the future state and lay the foundation for continued improvement

Workshop Outline

1. Review of Lean Concepts, Principles & Methods

  • Key concepts and principles of Lean

  • Understanding value and waste

  • Lean methods and tools

  • Introduction to Value Stream Mapping and icons

  • Overview of the four-step Value Stream Mapping process

2. Defining the Product/Service Family

  • Define and scope problem

  • Pick product/service family

  • Determine VSM objective and benefits

  • Create VSM charter

3. Documenting the Current State

  • Map current state value stream

  • Quantify current state value stream performance

  • Analyze and identify improvement opportunities

4. Designing the Future State

  • Develop future state value stream map

  • Prioritize improvement project

5. Creating an Implementation Plan

  • Develop implementation plan

  • Seek management approval

  • Implement the plan and monitor  progress

Award of Certificate

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


2 days


"Learnt in-depth about VSM and lean culture. The lean culture is a good culture to inject into the normal daily work."​


Assembly Department,

Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd

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