Value Stream Mapping

A structured process mapping technique that focuses on locating and assessing hands-on work time (i.e., cycle time) and waiting (i.e., lead) time, as well as other elements of interest. Process typically involves the development of a current state value stream, a future state value stream design, and an action plan to begin moving from the current to the future state. It focuses on removing barriers and waste between processes to achieve system-wide continuous flow.

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