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Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Workshop

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Our comprehensive in-house Value Stream Mapping Programme goes beyond the surface, equipping participants with a deep understanding of value stream mapping (VSM) and its pivotal role in driving organisational transformation. This Programme is designed to empower learners not only with theoretical knowledge but also with practical skills to implement VSM effectively, coupled with other essential aspects of lean thinking.

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Workshop Text

Value Stream Mapping & The Potential of Lean Thinking

During this immersive journey, participants will delve into the foundational principles of lean thinking, gaining insights into the eight distinct types of waste that can hinder operational efficiency. As they progress through the Programme, they will grasp the fundamental concept of value stream mapping, enabling them to visualise and comprehend intricate process flows in an entirely new light.

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Day 1: Building a Strong Foundation

The Programme kicks off with a comprehensive introduction, setting the stage for the days ahead. Participants will not only familiarise themselves with lean principles but will also explore the exhaustive spectrum of eight types of wastes, understanding how these inefficiencies can be pinpointed and eradicated.

  • Lean Principles and the 8 types of wastes

  • What is value stream mapping?

  • Identifying product and service families

  • Getting prepared

  • The VSM project charter

The core of the Programme lies in unraveling the intricate layers of value stream mapping. Participants will learn to recognise product and service families, a crucial step in the process. As learners prepare to delve deeper, they will also discover the importance of the VSM project charter – a guiding compass for their value stream mapping journey.

Creating the Current State VSM

As participants venture into Day 2, they will be equipped with the tools to create an intricate yet accurate Current State VSM. Material and information flow will no longer be mysteries, and the intricacies of process data and timelines will be Programme. Facilitation tips will be shared, enabling participants to navigate this complex process with finesse.

  • Material and information flow

  • Process data and the timeline

  • Facilitation tips

Day 2: Identifying Improvement Opportunities

Day 2 is a pivotal moment in the Programme. Participants will unveil improvement opportunities through VA and NVA analysis, and the Theory of Constraints (TOC) will be demystified, allowing learners to overcome bottlenecks in their processes. The Programme also delves into the concepts of levelling, push versus pull systems (including Kanban), and the harmonization of processes with takt time.

  • VA and NVA analysis

  • Theory of Constraints (TOC)

  • Levelling

  • Push vs. pull (including Kanban)

  • Balancing to takt time

Creating the Future State VSM

Guided by expert insights and approach guidelines, participants will undertake the rewarding journey of crafting the Future State VSM. Step by step, they will chart out an actionable plan to transform their processes, meticulously assessing the potential impacts of their improvements.

  • Approach guidelines

  • Steps

  • Assessing the improvement impacts

Achieving the Future State

The intricate yet achievable path to achieving the Future State will be illuminated. Participants will understand the purpose and structure of the VSM Plan, and they'll delve into the critical domains of prioritizing and sequencing activities. Change management strategies will be explored, equipping participants to navigate the human aspects of transformation effectively.

  • Purpose and structure of the VSM Plan

  • Prioritising and sequencing activities

  • Change management


As the Programme reaches its conclusion, a comprehensive summary will recap key takeaways and insights. Participants will have the opportunity to solidify their understanding through recap sessions, drawing essential conclusions and crystallizing their key learning points. The Programme will wrap up with a final Q&A session, ensuring that all lingering queries are addressed.

Embark on Your Transformational Journey

The Value Stream Mapping Programme promises to be a transformative experience, equipping participants with a holistic understanding of value stream mapping, lean thinking, and the practical prowess to drive operational excellence. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash the potential within your organisation – your next steps towards a leaner, more efficient future await.

If you would like to know more about our Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Workshop, then please contact us for more information.


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