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. 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. Many organizations use value stream mapping as a key portion of their lean efforts.

Diagram Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Pic.1 Diagram Value Stream Mapping (VSM).

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

To use the lean tools in your office practice at first map the value stream of your administrative processes workflow to analyze and eliminate waste.




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TEN RELATED HOW TO's:

How to Draw an Organization Chart

If your company is in chaos in clutter and no one understands their rights and responsibilities, maybe it's time to change that. One of the ways to put the company in order is to draw an organization chart that would reflect the structure and show the relationships among departments and positions. This is a very useful and easy to understand scheme. This is example of the one of the most typical kind of organizational chart. It depicts an organizational structure of the hierarchical type. Its construction is similarv to pyramid. The single main position on the top - in this case, the mayor's position followed by sub-levels of authority in his command. Each position in the pyramid reports only to his supervisor, and takes only a report of direct subordinates. Such scheme limits the number of communications. This organizational structure is effectively used in public organizations. Also it is suitable for any organization with the need for multiple levels of middle managers. The ability to create organizational charts of different types is supplied with ConceptDraw Ogrcharts solutions.Organization Chart County Administrator Office
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ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology

With ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology - You can delete a single connector, by using the Delete key. If you need to delete more than a single connector in a complex diagram that contains many relations there is a special Delete Links tool which deletes the connectors only, no other drawing objects are deleted.Value stream map template
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Cross-Functional Process Map Template

When you need a drawing software to create a professional looking cross-functional charts, ConceptDraw with its Arrows10 Technology - is more than enough versatility to draw any type of diagram with any degree of complexity. Use templates with process maps, diagrams, charts to get the drawing in minutes.Swim lane process mapping diagram example - Payroll process
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Flowchart Definition

Acquaintance with flowcharting starts from getting into basic terms. First of all, flowchart definition is quite clear – a flowchart is a graphical representation of a process or an algorithm made of special symbols. Secondly, flowcharting is an irreplaceable tool for IT specialists, project managers, and anyone who wants a clear understanding of any imaginable process.Flowchart Definition
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Value-Stream Mapping for Manufacturing

Create value stream maps - for value stream analysis and value stream management, material and information flow mapping, using our quick start templates included with ConceptDraw.Value stream map (VSM)
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Lean Value Stream Map

Lean Manufacturing tool is a new Value Stream Mapping solution found in the ConceptDraw Solution Park.VSM diagram example
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The Lean Enterprise Value Stream Mapping

Create value stream maps - for value stream analysis and value stream management, material and information flow mapping, using our quick start templates included with ConceptDraw.VSM - value stream map
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Value Stream Mapping Tool

Value Stream Mapping solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with tools for drawing Value Stream Maps (VSM): templates, samples and library of vector stencils.Value Stream Mapping (VSM) diagram vector stencils
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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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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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