Going Lean: Value Stream Mapping

Course Code: LVS
Delivery: Online
Languages: English, Chinese

A value stream is the set of all activities, from request to delivery, used to provide a product or service to our clients and customers. Understanding and improving processes as integrated end-to-end systems is fundamental to real and sustainable improvement. Value Stream Mapping is a core Lean technique that provides an end-to-end "systems" perspective for coordinated process improvement.


Value Stream Mapping is an interactive, multimedia, eLearning training program. It is intended for managers, operators, technicians, engineers, and trainers who work in, or are transitioning to, a Lean workplace.


Participants successfully completing the program will be able to:

  • Describe the value stream and Value Stream Mapping
  • Understand six major steps in value stream improvement
  • Describe the differences between process mapping and value stream mapping
  • Identify the value stream or value stream family
  • Explain how to develop the current-state value stream map
  • Identify the symbols used to illustrate process physical and information flows
  • Describe basic team problem-solving tools, Brainstorming, Five Why
  • Explain how to develop the future-state value stream map and implementation plan
  • Explain the analysis of the current-state, client demand, takt time, waste
  • Describe Kaizen bursts, improvement opportunities, the pacemaker
  • Describe how to sequence and coordinate improvement activities
  • Describe the execution of the plan through kaizen improvement teams
  • Explain how to move from the current state toward a future-state vision

Qualification and Certification Testing

LearnTech® certification training incorporates interactive learning checks throughout the instructional sequences. Certification tests are criterion-referenced and module-based with feedback on every response for enhanced learning. Administrative access to dates and scores of tests, certifications, and re-certifications is compliant with ISO quality-standards training requirements.

ISBN 0-9736935-1-7

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