Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping

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If you have no existing knowledge of Lean we recommend joining the 45 minute Introduction to Lean session to understand the mindset required to make a success of any Lean activity.


A tool for process visualisation and lead time reduction. Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a tool for visualising the flow of material and information within a process and quite often will be referred to as Material & Information Flow (M&I) within Toyota.

If you can imagine your business as a timeline that starts from the point when you get the order and ends at the point you collect the cash then what we are trying to do is reduce that timeline by eliminating non-value added activities within it.

During this course you will learn what "Just In Time" means within Toyota and that this does not mean no inventory.

VSM Key Study Areas

  • The purpose of value stream mapping
  • How to study the process and recognise all points of stagnation
  • Establish targets for future state conditions
  • Develop and implement an improvement action plan

Aimed At

All levels.

Course Information

This course is delivered by two experienced TLMC coaches using Microsoft Teams.

Delegates will participate through the use of Slido. The fastest way to access this feature is by scanning a QR code, shared during the presentation, on your smartphone or tablet. It is also possible via a web browser. Neither option requires the download of any special software.

The duration of this course is 120 minutes. Please allow extra time after the planned duration, the course is live and the coaches will answer questions from delegates, this may cause the course to run over.

Course Etiquette

When joining the course please use your full name as entered during the booking process, only participants who have valid bookings are admitted to the training.

Microphones should be muted upon joining, please only unmute when participating and mute again once finished.

Courses can contain participants from several organisations. Conduct should be professional to ensure that all participants are able to enjoy the course.