Value Stream Mapping: Drawing a Current-State Map
By Kaye Krueger
Learners follow step-by-step instructions for creating a current-state map to identify how materials and information flow.
In a series of three interactive exercises, learners explore the relationship between process cycle time and defect detection, and between process cyle time and smaller batch sizes. The techniques of lean/JIT are applied to achieve the continuous improvement (kaizen) goal of reducing inventory by pursuing one-piece flow.