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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Sometimes it's difficult to find a path in work processes or to understand the requirements, especially when you are a newcomer. To get your thoughts straight, create a workflow diagram, and put everything on it. This will not only help you to get into the workflow, but also show it’s weaknesses.
This illustration captures the workflow process of payment an invoice for the electricity consumed by certain enterprise. It was drawn in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using its solution for Workflow Diagrams. Making a workflow charts means that you need to depict consistently all processes engaged to the workflow process. Then, you should connect them with symbols meaning study and analysis. Next, add symbols of decisions. A work flow diagram made precisely and correctly can help to clarify your work flow to any person.
Picture: Workflow Diagram
The Value Stream Map is one of the key tools of lean practitioners. It helps aptly describe the manufacturing processes both complex and simple. It supports process improvement, allows identifying waste, and reducing process cycle times. Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Value Stream Mapping solution to document processes starting with a professionally designed Value Stream Mapping template.
Picture: Value Stream Mapping Template
ConceptDraw Value Stream Maps are used in lean practice for analysis of manufacturing processes to identify the improvement opportunities.
Picture: Value Stream Analysis
Fishbone diagram is a powerful tool used for solving business problems and obstacles. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a helpful tool for cause and effect analysis. It gives the ability to easy identify many possible causes and factors which cause the effects and to draw Fishbone Diagrams for problem solving.
Picture: Cause and Effect Analysis - Fishbone Diagrams for Problem Solving
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.
Picture: Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning
The visual form of mind maps is helpful in all stages of quality management, from describing problem to describing and documenting a decision.
Picture: Quality Project Management with Mind Maps
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.
Picture: Value Stream Mapping for the Lean Office
Any hierarchical structure of any company can be represented as a triangle or a pyramid. You can create a pyramid diagram and pyramid chart of any complexity using special libraries included in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. Actually, any knowledge or chain of facts can also be depicted as a pyramid.
A wide range of graph and chart are utilized in marketing to maintain documentation and various visual issues, that deal with marketing information and data. The marketing value pyramid can be created to illustrate how the value of company, or product is based on its competitiveness. To design this diagram we used ConceptDraw DIAGRAM drawing tools in conjunction with Pyramid solution for Solution Park.
Picture: Pyramid Diagram and Pyramid Chart
The library with 40 vector stencils is included in the ConceptDraw Value Stream Mapping solution.
Picture: Value Stream Mapping Icons
Total quality management is the one known to be consisting of some organization-wide efforts put in order to install and to make some climate in which this organization can continuously improve its ability to deliver the high-quality products and services to its customers permanently.
Picture: Total Quality Management Definition