Value Stream Mapping ToolThe definitive multimedia guide
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It is used to analyze and design the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer.
This map has to be considered the blueprint of "the best in class manufacturing" you want to build.
It is important, prior to starting with VSM, to define the [removed] .
There is a quite standard method to draw a value stream map and there is a rigorous path to follow to be efficient in doing it.
A value stream map is a useful tool because:
- You can see the flow
- You can speak a unique language worldwide (easy to understand)
- You can address the resources to the critical step of the flow
- You can see both the material flow and information flow
- You can bring the map on the shop floor and everybody can modify it