BE812 Flow Design and Value Stream Management
Value Stream Maps are the blueprints for improvement. But there is much more to value stream improvement projects than just mapping. Value Stream Management is a necessary tool if you plan to implement Lean. It not only identifies critical process areas needing change and the projects that will ensure that change – but also will create a picture of the future state, and the measures, Lean Pathway, and Project Plan to reach that ideal state.
Case studies from the service and manufacturing industries will be used to show how to eliminate “the silo effect,” apply Value Stream Management and Continuous Flow to your organization. The workshop will focus on two main topics: Process mapping and process design.
Instructor: Tom Fabrizio
Tom Fabrizio, president and founder of Lean Manufacturing Tools, LLC and a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE), has been teaching leadership, team development, and Just-In-Time systems for over 25 years. He received his original Lean training from first-generation experts, including Dr. Shigeo Shingo (co-architect of The Toyota Production System), Hiroyuki Hirano (author and noted JIT expert), Dr. Ryuji Fukuda (member of The Sigma Project in Japan and winner of the Deming Prize), and TPM experts from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. Mr. Fabrizio holds an undergraduate engineering degree, a MEd, and a law degree. He has authored several books and training programs about Lean.
Laptop recommended for this class (each in-class work groups will need one person with a laptop).