Value Stream Mapping



Training: 4 days

Mentoring: 3 days

Course times: 9am – 5pm

Delivery: In-house

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Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a process that allows the organisation to analyse its current system capabilities in order to meet customers’ requirements i.e. the cash cycle. The mapping process investigates the current material and information flows and aims to identify wastes across the value stream.

The objective of the course is knowledge transfer; providing the client with the capability to apply the VSM process to their existing value streams. The course format is a workshop approach, based on learning by doing and will provide the organisation with their first generation Value Stream Map and the knowledge to reproduce it as part of the annual planning cycle.

Key deliverables from the training course include development of a current, ideal and future Value Stream Maps. Development of a project road map and completion of Charters for the first projects selected for implementation.

Who should attend?

LBSPartners’ Value Stream Mapping training course is designed for management, team leaders and supervisors responsible for key processes in the business.  The training is applicable in all industries and for any business size.

What’s covered?

  • To gain an understanding on the theory and practice of Value Stream Mapping.
  • To learn how to identify value streams
  • Construct and analyse a Value Stream Map
  • Develop a roadmap of improvement projects.

What will I learn?

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Value Stream Mapping
  • Discuss and define a unit of work
  • Process definition and measurable attributes
  • Data collection – Customer demand
  • Data collection – Material Flow
  • Map Material flow data
  • Review and define actions

Day 2:

  • Data collection – Supplier flow
  • Data collection – Information Flow
  • Map Supplier and Information flow data
  • Determine the VSM timeline
  • Complete the current state map
  • Validate the map with the business process owners
  • Review and define actions

Day 3:

  • Review the Flow and Pull concepts and improvement methods
  • Complete gap analysis – identify Kaizen opportunities
  • Complete the ideal state map
  • Align VSM to strategic goals and KPIs
  • Define the project roadmap
  • Review and define actions

Day 4:

  • Select phase one projects
  • Complete the future state map
  • Complete project charters
  • Review and define actions

LBSPartners mentoring approach would consist of a monthly review with the Value Stream Manager and Project Leaders. It is expected that all projects would be reviewed internally on a weekly basis by the Value Stream Manager.

Contact Us

To apply for this course to be delivered in your company, simply contact LBSPartners on 061 518408 or alternatively email and a member of our team will talk you through the process.

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Eddie Wall, Operations Manager, Benning Ireland

“The tools and coaching we have received as part of the training and mentoring programme is working for our company to deliver significant results to the bottom line. There is a strong relationship between LBSPartners and Loughnane’s of Galway. The practical aspects and exercises from the training we received were very enjoyable and the trainer was excellent.”
Daire Loughnane, Managing Director, Loughnane’s of Galway 

In 2016, we partnered with LBSPartners to complete a Green Belt Training Program. They each selected a project, which had specific targets for delivering measurable improvements. The team attended training days and worked on their projects over a 3 to 4 month period. In addition to the financial savings that the projects delivered (which were sustainable and significantly greater than the training costs), the team themselves learned a lot about Lean thinking and how to recognise and tackle waste. The trainer and mentor were very enthusiastic and professional throughout and provided plenty of support for our team.”
Eamonn Redmond, Operations Manager, Lily O’Briens

Through the Management Works programme, we have been working alongside LBSPartners to achieve major changes and improvements throughout our business. The overall support from the programme has been vital in developing our internal capabilities and supporting a lean culture that has contributed to significant growth for our company.”
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