O'PEEP EXPLAINS VSM (VALUE STREAM MAP)
Every Saturday O‘Peep makes tasty Burgers for his 10 best friends. Unbelievable, always something goes wrong, and O‘Peep finds out only when he wants to assemble the Burgers. Either no salad at all, or not enough patties, the barbecue is out of gas, and sometimes the buns are not ready. With a VSM you can create an overview on the value creation process and see where mistakes are originated. It leads to great new concepts on how to organize the whole process of creating burgers.
A Value Stream Map (VSM) is a process map that gives insights into the value creation process from order to delivery. A Value Stream Map is a tool to visualize the value creation process on a high level. It brings transparency into success-critical interactions displaying relevant metrics and data in their context. It shows how the order triggers planning, and which information flow is comprised in planning. VSM shows information and material flows in a way that is intuitively understandable. Typically, you use VSM to identify potentials for improvement, e.g. how to improve Service Level.
A step-by-step approach to map the current state. Depending on the situation not all steps are required: