“ Value stream mapping is a lean-management method for analyzing the current state and designing a future state for the series of events that take a product or service from its beginning through to the customer. At Toyota, it is known as "material and information flow mapping". It can be applied to nearly any value chain.” [from Wikipedia]
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Value Stream Mapping solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is effective for implementation a value stream mapping (VSM) process and for creating Value Stream Maps.
Example 1. Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Sample
Value Stream Mapping Solution offers a Value Stream Mapping library with wide collection of predesigned VSM vector elements. They are incredibly helpful for Value Stream Mapping.
Example 2. Value Stream Mapping Library Design Elements
Simply create new document, drag the needed objects from the library and arrange them to make your own professional looking and successful Value Stream Map (VSM). Another way of drawing is to fill the predesigned template included in Value Stream Mapping solution.
Example 3. Value Stream Map (VSM) Template
The VSM sample and template you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software using the extensive tools of the Value Stream Mapping solution and were included in it. You can find them in ConceptDraw STORE.
Use the Value Stream Map Solution for quick, easy and effective creating various Value Stream Maps, and then successfully use them in work activity.
All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Value Stream Map Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM or later users.
THREE RELATED HOW TO's:
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.
Picture: Types of Flowcharts
When trying to figure out the nature of the problems occurring within a project, there are many ways to develop such understanding. One of the most common ways to document processes for further improvement is to draw a process flowchart, which depicts the activities of the process arranged in sequential order — this is business process management. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is business process mapping software with impressive range of productivity features for business process management and classic project management. This business process management software is helpful for many purposes from different payment processes, or manufacturing processes to chemical processes. Business process mapping flowcharts helps clarify the actual workflow of different people engaged in the same process. This samples were made with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software for flowcharting and used as classic visio alternative because its briefly named "visio for mac" and for windows, this sort of software named the business process management tools.
This flowchart diagram shows a process flow of project management. The diagram that is presented here depicts the project life cycle that is basic for the most of project management methods. Breaking a project into phases allows to track it in the proper manner. Through separation on phases, the total workflow of a project is divided into some foreseeable components, thus making it easier to follow the project status. A project life cycle commonly includes: initiation, definition, design, development and implementation phases. Distinguished method to show parallel and interdependent processes, as well as project life cycle relationships. A flowchart diagram is often used as visual guide to project. For instance, it used by marketing project management software for visualizing stages of marketing activities or as project management workflow tools. Created with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software which is flowcharting visio alternative or shortly its visio for mac, this sort of software platform often named the business process management tools.
Picture: Process Flowchart
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML State Mashine Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample shows the work of the online store and can be used for the understanding of the online shopping processes, for projection and creating of the online store.
Picture: State Diagram Example — Online Store