What is Value Stream Mapping?
Value Stream Mapping is a Lean Manufacturing tool that uses a flow diagram to document in great detail every step of a manufacturing process.
The Value Stream Mapping solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with a new library that contain vector objects, samples and templates. With this well-designed vector objects users can draw Value Stream Mapping diagram. Also users can export resulting document to PDF, PowerPoint, and other popular graphic formats.
Pic.1 VSM diagram - Production control.
This sample Value Stream Map shows how customer value is created in the steps of manufacturing, production control, and shipping processes.
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There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart.
This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.
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The Value Stream Mapping solution extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with a new library that contain vector objects, samples and templates.
Picture: Sections of the Value Stream Map
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is the best Value Stream Mapping software. The graphical representation of a process is a powerful tool that helps in the diagnosis of process efficiency and allows companies to develop improved processes. The new Value Stream Mapping solution found in the ConceptDraw Solution Park continues to extend the range of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM into a business graphics tool that can be used to document processes in any organization.
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Any project is a complex system which rarely goes without some problems, even the most minor. But the success of the project mostly depends from the ability effectively solve appearing problems. There are many methods for problem solving, one of the most effective is the use a Fishbone diagram to attack complex problems.
Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming software with Fishbone Diagrams Solution to attack any complex problems with fishbone diagrams graphic method. Construct Fishbone diagram to help users brainstorm and break down a complex problem.
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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.
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Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a well-known in all over the world methodology of quality improvement and business perfection. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software is a powerful Lean Six Sigma Diagram Software thanks to the included Value Stream Mapping solution from the Quality Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Value Stream Mapping solution to create your own VSM diagrams.
Picture: Create a Value Stream Map