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Why you should attend
Discover how to move from a scatter-shot spot-improvement approach — or worse, firefighting — that leads nowhere to a process that helps you develop a blueprint of improvements that will achieve your organization’s strategic objectives.
$599, includes three 1-hour coaching sessions. You have access to content and coaching opportunities for 12 months from date of purchase.
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Learn how to use value-stream mapping to develop a blueprint for effectively applying other continuous-improvement methods to achieve your company’s strategic objectives in this in-depth, self-paced learning experience.
You’ll discover how the value-stream mapping process helps you accurately target your continuous–improvement efforts to where they will have the most substantial and sustainable impact on quality, costs, time to market, and other performance factors critical to your customers’ and your company’s success.
Through engaging educational materials, hands-on exercises, and virtual 1:1 coaching, this learning experience guides you through completing the entire value-stream mapping process, including the technical and social aspects. You’ll engage with videos, video presentations, interactive multimedia, articles, case examples, and book excerpts, including the landmark Learning to See workbook, which introduced value-stream mapping to the world.
At three strategic points in the course, you’ll schedule one-hour virtual coaching sessions to answer your questions and give feedback on your value–stream map.
Value-stream mapping is a fundamental lean practice that involves capturing and visually depicting — using a computer or pencil and paper — all the actions (value-creating and nonvalue-creating) needed to produce a product or service from raw material inputs to delivery. Diagramming all the operations, steps, inputs, and outputs — including material and information flow — highlights the individual tasks, distinguishing them from the background clutter of the workplace.
The current state map enables everyone involved in the value stream to visualize a shared understanding of how each step in the process delivers value to the customer, including the material and information, and identify areas of improvement.
The future state map similarly creates a shared understanding of how the process will work once the team makes improvements, serving as a roadmap of improvements.
This learning experience enables you to target your improvement efforts by demonstrating how to create a value-stream map to depict complex work processes visually. It explains and allows you to practice creating and analyzing maps to gain alignment on and prioritize problems and envision and establish a plan to achieve an improved future state.
Also, though no prerequisite training or reading is required, having familiarity with lean management basics will be helpful. We recommend you read the Learning to See workbook, which first presented the tested and proven value-stream methodology to the world. The workbook is available in 16 languages and received a Research Award from the Shingo Institute at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University.