Value Stream Mapping

  • Friday, March 27, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Michigan State University: Holmes Hall, Holmes C212 (Spartan Room), 919 East Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48823
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Program Title / Synopsis:
Value-stream mapping is a valuable tool used to identify sources of waste, see the "flow" of material and information, and quickly change your organization for the better. During this event, Participants will first go to the Gemba, then learn how to create and use a value-stream map to drive improvement.

Program Learner/Participant Objectives:
Working in teams, participants will:
● Explain the difference between process mapping and value-stream mapping
● Examine the benefits of value-stream mapping
● Develop a current state value-stream map (after observing a simulation)
● Identify waste in the current state value-stream
● Apply lean concepts to create a future state value-stream map
● Critique proposed future state value-streams

Targeted Audience:

Lean / Change Agent - intermediate level


Patrick Adams is a Lean Leader within the Enterprise Excellence department here at Amway; his current focus is on manufacturing improvements. Patrick is a hands-on professional who understands what it means to be part of a team and add value by helping to maximize that team's personal potential and professional talent. He is an effective metrics-driven change agent, a team builder with a can-do attitude that drives positive results at all levels, maximizing bottom-line impact. Patrick has an operations management background; he has also facilitated and trained multiple teams in basic lean methodologies, problem solving, developing change champions and high performance work teams.

Bill Ravenscraft is a Process Improvement Specialist within the Enterprise Excellence department at Amway Corporation. Bill has over 17 years of process analysis experience as an Internal Auditor and Lean practitioner across a wide range of processes, from manufacturing and logistics to marketing and finance. He has developed and delivered continuous improvement training to Amway employees around the world. Bill is also the Intern Program Coordinator for Enterprise Excellence where he mentors students in applying continuous improvement methodologies to their intern projects. He current is coaching Marketing Program Leaders to apply CI principles and tools to improve the Customer experience for new product launches.

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