The goal is to develop the best products and services for your customers by continually improving your processes and performing optimally.
Value stream maps show the “value stream” of a process and allow project teams to visualize a processes. Value stream mapping is used to identify major sources of non-value added time in a value stream, envision a less wasteful future state and develop an implementation plan for future activities.
This chart shows a value stream map for a factory making packages of pb and j sandwiches for use in cafeterias at 500 per day. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich build is a common process flow for six sigma exercises. We begin with the start symbol, we have decisions, and we have inputs and outputs. Our start symbol will begin with a loaf of bread, peanut butter, jelly, a knife, and a plate. We add the symbols for our decisions and each input and output. Peanut butter is an input, jelly is an input, and the other items are decisions you improve by adjusting your takt time an improving your process flow.
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