Value-Stream Mapping for Manufacturing

Value Stream Mapping is a Lean Manufacturing tool that use a flow diagram to document in great detail every step of a manufacturing process. Many organizations use value stream mapping as a key portion of their lean efforts. This graphical representation of a process is a powerful tool that helps in the diagnosis of process efficiency and allows companies to develop improved processes. Many lean practitioners use Value Stream Mapping as a fundamental tool to identify waste, cut process cycle times, and implement process improvement.

Value stream map (VSM)

Pic.1 Value stream map (VSM).

This sample VSM flowchart shows the value stream in a manufacturing, production control and shipping processes.

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Sales Process Flowchart. Flowchart Examples

Process mapping helps with sharing business results and reorganizing workflow. In almost every case, after creating a sales process flowchart the steps that are redundant become obvious for a manager. It's easy to find a flowchart examples that will help in developing one for your business. This sales process flowchart consists of a sequence of steps that represent a simple sale process. Each step is shown graphically by a rectangle representing processing steps or an activity, or a diamond representing a decision. These rectangles are linked by arrows, that indicate the direction of the sales workflow. ConceptDraw Sales Flowcharts solution delivers a the full set of classical flowchart notation symbols, along with sales-related icons and pictograms.sales process flowchart
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Value Stream Mapping for the Lean Office

Value Stream Mapping for the lean office is a tool that uses a flow diagram to document in great detail every step of a manufacturing process.Diagram Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
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Quality issues in heir organization

ConceptDraw Quality MindMap solution is a perfect additional tool for the quality team of your organization.Quality mind map - TQM
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Value Stream Mapping Template

Use ConceptDraw PRO extended with Value Stream Mapping solution for document processes with professional designed Value Stream Mapping template.Value Stream Mapping Template
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Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning

While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data. This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.Flowchart Symbols and Meaning, workflow diagram symbols, process flow diagram symbols
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Lean Manufacturing Diagrams

The Value Stream Mapping solution continues to extend the range of ConceptDraw PRO into a business graphics tool that can be used to document processes of Lean Manufacturing.Value stream mapping (VSM) design elements
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Mind Mapping in the Quality Management

ConceptDraw MINDMAP has a addition to the ConceptDraw Solution Park that provides a creative approach to visualizing quality processes, Quality Mind Map Solution.VSM mindmap
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Graphical Symbols to use in EPC diagrams

Event-Driven Process Chain Diagrams for improvement throughout an organisation. ConceptDraw PRO - software that reduces the time needed to create a business process model.Graphical symbols for EPC diagrams (Win, Mac)
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Types of Flowcharts

A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart. This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor . The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.Types of Flowcharts
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Create a Value Stream Map

Use ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Value Stream Mapping solution to create your own VSM diagrams.Value Stream Map (VSM) example
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