Monday, September 5, 2011

Value Stream Map Examples

Value Stream Map Examples for review and comparison

After 4 posts about value stream mapping, I thought it would be useful to show a value stream map example. It's easier to learn by seeing examples of how other people use this lean tool.

I tried to choose value stream map examples from different areas, including the environmental and software industries, so there's a variety of multiple processes for you to look at.

I like seeing how different the maps turn out, depending on the process. Each value stream map reflects the uniqueness of a specific business, yet they all share common terminology and symbology, making them easy to follow.

Just like a road map helps you find your way through unknown territory, a value stream map guides you through an unfamiliar process.

5 Value Stream Map Examples:

For each example below, I've included the link for the source file. In some cases there's a detailed explanation of how the value stream map was created. I encourage you to click on those links to find out more about each map.

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

Example 4:

Example 5:


  1. We would like to suggest a visit to our Value Stream Map Example with numbers and some comments.

  2. I know C/T is cycle time, but what is C/O?

    1. C/O stands for "change over." Basically, the time to change the tool or die.

  3. Thank you for putting an effort to published this article. You've done a great job! Good bless!

  4. Hair Transplantation in Hyderabad While hair adds characteristics to your personality, losing strands of hair for no apparent reasons can cause a lot of
    Hair transplant in Hyderabad

  5. This post a good one and I would love to share it if you like my 2016 rio Olympics streaming and NBA Scores Live Blog.

  6. It's really great post and example but let me know that on my website you will get such a great examples which helps you so much for your other posts.

  7. Very nice and interesting post. Beautifully structured and very close to facts. I found myself lucky to go through it. Hope to have more post in future like this. Please also Vist followings:
    Watch Olympic Games live
    Rio 2016 Olympics Gymnastics Schedule
    Rio Olympics 2016 Judo Schedule
    Rio Olympics 2016 Modern Pentathlon Schedule