Learn how value stream mapping is used to identify and remove waste to improve value.
A key focus of any Lean Six Sigma improvement is to identify and remove waste to improve the flow of value to the customer. Value stream mapping is an essential technique used to depict an at-a-glance view of the value stream. This map helps to analyze the various work streams, materials, and information flows to identify waste, such as delays, inefficiencies, and excess inventories. It can also be used to create a new value stream with Lean improvements applied. Upon completion of this course, participants will have an awareness of what a value stream map is, why value stream mapping is important, the steps for building a value stream map and how to analyze a value stream map. An in-class activity will provide an opportunity for participants to practice building and analyzing a value stream map.
All classroom dates meet 2.5 hours unless otherwise noted. Registration for all classes closes one week prior to their start date. Online registration is available for most courses. Otherwise, you may contact Registration and Records at (405) 325-6034 to sign up.
Participants receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits, which are required to maintain many professional licensures. OULI training also qualifies as PDU credits for Project Management Professionals.
Public classes are held at the Tinker Business Industrial Park at I-40 and Sooner Road. All public classes are open enrollment and typically feature an interesting mix of teams from a variety of industries.
The Lean Institute also offers private or contracted training programs onsite at locations across the state, including workshops implemented at suitable client facilities.