• Length

    4 Weeks

  • Effort

    20 Hours

  • Subject


  • Level


  • Language


  • Course Type

    Live Instructor Led

Who Would Benefit from Attending This Course?

Executive Management, Senior Management, Mid-Level Management, Operations & Admin Managers, Process Owners, Lean Practitioners, Team Members.  Anyone in a decision-making capacity that leads or influence organizations

Instructor Led Online Value Stream Mapping

Master Course Series

Once you have decided to become a Lean Organization, you will need an action plan. Value Stream Mapping is the tool of choice to help you decide where, and in what order, changes need to be implemented. Value Stream Mapping is a simple yet effective way of visually depicting the current situation and then the desired outcome with an improved flow of the operation. These before and after maps depict both physical movement and information flow required to make things happen. Value Stream Mapping works by showing the actual state of the business rather than the theoretical one. This hands-on Online Instructor-led four half-day session course will show you in detail how to develop both a current state and future state Value Stream Maps (VSM).   

The training is custom-built to help managers:

  • Show the methodology of Value Stream Mapping
  • Demonstrate the nomenclature and standards
  • Describe how to segment the business activities to map
  • Show how to develop product/service families
  • Give instruction on data gathering
  • Show how to develop a Current State map
  • Show how to develop a Future State map 

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the different symbols used for VSM 
  • Develop current state maps
  • Categorize operations and make product metrics
  • Develop Future State Maps
  • Identify the different major elemental parts of a VSM
  • Use the VSM to identify needed Kaizen events
  • A step-by-step development of current and future state value stream maps
  • Link waste to cost savings
  • Use VSM to identify improvement initiatives
  • Be able to recognize opportunities for improvement in the workplace


Course Outline/Components

  • Introduction to Value Streams
  • What is Value
  • Value Stream Map Icons
  • Identifying Waste
  • Creating a Current State Value Stream Map
  • VSM terminology 
  • Creating a Future State VSM
  • Developing Deployment Plan 


Lean Principles 

Required Reading



Jesus (Jes) Vargas

Mr. Vargas has over 37 years of international industry experience encompassing Transportation, Electronics, Semi-conductors and Defense. Mr. Vargas has successfully performed prior Company Executive level and Management level roles in the areas of Engineering, Quality, Project Management, Business Development, Supply Chain Management at such companies as GCS Inc, Bombardier, Advance Technical Systems, Siemens, Zword Inc. and Rabbit Semiconductor (Digi International). Mr. Vargas holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA in Operations and Executive Management. Certifications in TQM, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Lean and Lean Six Sigma.

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