Value Stream Mapping

What’s in a process? Our work is built up out of many interconnected processes, some of which seem needlessly complex and opaque. Learn how to map your processes, untangle that mess and restructure for maximum efficiency.
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What’s in a process? Our work is built up out of many interconnected processes, some of which seem needlessly complex and opaque. In this course you will earn how to map your processes, untangle that mess and restructure it for maximum efficiency.

Value Stream Mapping is a Lean Six Sigma tool designed to help you gain insight into your process so that you can identify waste, improvement potential and customer value. This simple yet effective tool is essential to the Lean philosophy and methodology and can be used for any process in any context.

Value Stream Mapping

This online Value Stream Mapping course contains 5 lessons, throughout which you will learn everything about this versatile tool, how to apply it and how to facilitate a VSM improvement session.
The lessons consist of videos, text excerpts, learning objectives, summary, helpful infographics and case studies. Each lesson also contains a quiz with which to test your knowledge and understanding of the course content.

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Lesson 1

What is VSM?

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 2

The power of VSM

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 3

Preparation

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 4

How to conduct a VSM session

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 5

Tips and tricks

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 6

Exam

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

This Course also contains:

  • Templates
  • 2 re-exam
  • Infographics
  • Practical examples

Reasons to start this journey

We want you to be sure that this course is the right choice for you, so here’s a list of reasons to pick this course. If those don’t resonate at all, no need to worry! There’s plenty of courses to choose from.

Simple, useful and widely applicable

Value Stream Mapping is one of the most accessible and user-friendly tools in the Lean Six Sigma methodology. This simple technique helps you expose the waste in any process. Whether you are improving a mail sorting system or re-programming a computer system, VSM can be applied to any type of process.

Gain a complete and realistic overview of your process

With Value Stream Mapping you can get a total overview of the entire process, as opposed to just a limited understanding of separate components. Talking past each other during a meeting or project will be a thing of the past. Value Stream Mapping will allow you to create a shared and complete understanding of the process so that you can easily work together to solve the problem.

The most popular Lean tool (with good reason)

Very few tools can match Value Stream Mapping in popularity. VSM is used in almost every Lean Six Sigma project or method in order to gain insight into processes and to map improvement potential. Its greatest strength is that it can be done in just a day or less and always yields results. To master Lean Six Sigma, this tool is absolutely essential.

Learn with the best

This online course was developed together with The Lean Six Sigma Company, an IASSC-accredited training organization with course content certified according to the independent ISO-18404 and ISO-13053 standards. The Lean Six Sigma Company is a leading provider of Lean Six Sigma courses, active in over 15 countries worldwide.

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Instructor

Michel Doppert

Michel is a GE-certified Master Black Belt with over 25 years of experience in Continuous Improvement. He has trained and coached hundreds of Lean Six Sigma professionals worldwide. He is active as director and Lead Instructor at the Lean Six Sigma Company UK.

Pass rate

60%

Certification

Upon finishing this course you will be awarded with an official Value Stream Mapping certificate of completion from The Lean Six Sigma Company.

This certification serves as proof that you know everything about Value Stream Mapping that you need to know in order to apply it in practice and facilitate a VSM session by yourself.

What will you learn?

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How to create your own Value Stream Map

You’ll learn what elements a Value Stream Map needs to contain in order to effectively map a process and bring insight into the stream of value and materials throughout the process. You will be presented with The Lean Six Sigma Company’s VSM template and given advice on how to adopt this and create your own version.

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The many uses and strengths of the VSM

You’ll learn what the tool can really be used for; what its strengths are and how to employ them to get the optimal result out of your Value Stream Mapping session.

3
How to facilitate a Value Stream Mapping session

You’ll learn what it takes to not just make a VSM, but also facilitate a group into constructive discussion and lead a collaborative effort to improve a process. To understand a VSM by yourself is easy, but the true added value of the VSM is when you transform a team’s different viewpoints and understandings of the process into one comprehensive shared reality.

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Value Stream Mapping

This online Value Stream Mapping course contains 5 lessons, throughout which you will learn everything about this versatile tool, how to apply it and how to facilitate a VSM improvement session.
The lessons consist of videos, text excerpts, learning objectives, summary, helpful infographics and case studies. Each lesson also contains a quiz with which to test your knowledge and understanding of the course content.

Estimated Time

3 hours

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  • - 109 Reviews

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