The value stream is where value is added, and the method called Value Stream Mapping (VSM) has been developed to analyze the value stream. Through VSM we can analyze what adds value in a flow and what does not. The result is summarized in a map that shows the current state of a process and serves as a basis for analyzing where the weaknesses and opportunities lie. With this current-state map as a basis and the Lean principles as support, a map is drawn to show the desired future state.
Part Development has considerable experience in applying the VSM method from many different types of operations. In operations where it is difficult to apply the VSM method, we instead choose the Swimlane method, which has the same purpose. Our support takes the form of coaching within your own organization and using your own resources so that the knowledge gained about the method and the value stream remains in your organization.