Toshiba : Ome Works

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Value Stream Mapping 1 Value Stream Mapping Definition • Value Stream Mapping (VSM): – Special type of flow chart that uses symbols known as "the language of Lean" to depict and improve the flow of inventory and information. 2 Value Stream Mapping Purpose • Provide optimum value to the customer through a complete value creation process with minimum waste in: – Design (concept to customer) – Build (order to delivery) – Sustain (in-use through life cycle to service) 3 Why ? • Many organizations pursuing “lean” conversions have realized that improvement events alone are not enough • Improvement events create localized improvements, value stream mapping & analysis strengthens the gains by providing vision and plans…show more content…
It represents one department with a continuous, internal fixed flow. Shared Process Icon: a process, operation, department or workcenter that other value stream families share. Data Box Icon: it goes under other icons that have significant information/data required for analyzing and observing the system. Workcell Icon: indicates that multiple processes are integrated in a manufacturing workcell. 11 Value Stream Mapping Material Symbols Inventory Icons: show inventory between two processes Shipments Icon: represents movement of raw materials from suppliers to the Receiving dock/s of the factory. Or, the movement of finished goods from the Shipping dock/s of the factory to the customers Push Arrow Icon: represents the “pushing” of material from one process to the next process. Supermarket Icon: an inventory “supermarket” (kanban stockpoint). Material Pull Icon: supermarkets connect to downstream processes with this

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