Unfamiliar with value stream mapping? If so, view these presentations to learn about how it works with these Lean and Environment Training Modules
Value stream mapping (VSM) serves as a critical tool during the assessment process and can reveal substantial opportunities to reduce costs, enhance production flow, save time, reduce inventory, and improve environmental performance.
The assessment team leads a collaborative effort to create a current state VSM of the identified product or process line. The map should examine areas that offer the greatest potential for lean and green improvement such as: inventory, inputs, outputs, wastes, non-value-added steps, worker safety issues, energy consumptions, bottlenecks and rework.
Once the current state VSM is completed, the assessment team then creates a future state map of the identified product or process line that includes lean and green improvement recommendations made by the group. The team assumes a future state map is not limited by capital restraints; it should represent a fully optimized line in its ideal state.
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- Primer on Value Stream Mapping Techniques (PDF)(11 pp, 216 K)
- Metal Finishing Operations (PDF)(4 pp, 771 K)
- Metal Fabrication Operations (PDF)(4 pp, 632 K)
- Parts Washing Operations (PDF)(4 pp, 619 K)
- Surface Coating Operations (PDF)(4 pp, 660 K)