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Value Stream Mapping and Opportunity Resolution

All organizations have processes. As business continues to evolve, an opportunity arises to examine processes to ensure they are as efficient and effective as they can be. The Value Stream Mapping and Opportunity Resolution activity is used to accomplish these goals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

- Construct a current state Value Stream Map {VSM}. This process will be utilized as a springboard for the identification of improvement opportunities and the elimination of non-value added activities.
- Develop a data collection plan for the VSM.
- Scope opportunities by formulating project problem statements based on identified waste.
- Develop a pipeline and plan of which projects to execute in sequence and who will lead them.
- Prioritize projects based on strategic objectives.
- Steering Committee Approval.
- Develop project charters for selected project improvement opportunities.
- Identify the problem-solving tools and methods for each project, such as, but not limited to: low hanging fruit, Kaizen Events, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.
- Construct a future-state VSM of what the process will look like and how it will perform after the problems are solved and improvements are made.
- Schedule Steering Committee Final presentation.
- Communicate results internally as best practices.

Who Will Benefit by Attending

- Performance excellence, Lean and Six Sigma practitioners and facilitators.
- Process owners and Champions.

Course Length

Quality Horizon, LLC Facilitator-led activity. Will occur at the client site over a 6-10 week period depending on the scope of the project. 3 consecutive days on-site.





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