Value-stream mapping is a widely used lean-management method. It is used mainly for analyzing the current state for the series of events that take a product/service from its production all the way through to the customer. Apart from the current one, it may also help to design this product or service’s future state.
Value-stream mapping can be done by using the supporting methods that can be also used in Lean environments for analyzing as well as designing the flows. It can be done at the system level across multiple processes, being often associated with manufacturing. This method can be also used in supply chain, in logistics, in healthcare, in software development, in product development, in both administrative and office processes as well as in the service-related industries.
Value-stream mapping analyzes both material and information flow by using the so-called "artefact analysis" and "information flow" one. The last-mentioned one is known to be the analysis of information flows in the development process. The right lean manufacturing methodology can be used for analyzing and identifying the process improvement opportunities that are available at some production stage.
In order to draw the needed Value Stream Maps (VSM), the Value Stream Mapping solution can be used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software. To visualize the appropriate material as well as the needed information flow in order to deliver some product or some service to customers for some manufacturing plant, the Value Stream Mapping solution can be used.
The Value Stream Mapping solution can be useful and helpful for all the lean manufacturers as well as other producers and many project managers and other business-related specialists.
There are a few samples that you see on this page which were created in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application by using the Value Stream Mapping solution. Some of the solution's capabilities as well as the professional results which you can achieve are all demonstrated here on this page.
All source documents are vector graphic documents which are always available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Value Stream Mapping solution is available to all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.
Example 1: Value Stream Mapping Diagram Example
This example of a Value Stream Map diagram was drawn using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with the "Value Stream Mapping" solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample VSM flowchart shows the value stream in a manufacturing, production control and shipping processes.
Example 2: Value Stream Map Example
This example of a VSM diagram was drawn using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with the "Value Stream Mapping" solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample Value Stream Map shows how customer value is created in the steps of manufacturing, production control, and shipping processes.
Example 3: Value Stream Map Template
This template of Value Stream Map is contained in the "Value Stream Mapping" solution located in the ConceptDraw Solution Park. It helps you to draw VSM diagrams using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM quickly and easily.
This Value Stream Map template explains the meanings of the VSM design elements.
What I Need to Get Started
Both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software and the Value Stream Mapping solution can help creating the quality control diagrams you need. The Value Stream Mapping solution can be found in the Quality area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site. Make sure that both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.
How to install
After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are downloaded and installed, you can install the Value Stream Mapping solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.
To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.