Mapping is a visual tool companies use to gather and document the facts of current operations. The techniques used in mapping provide a way to confirm direct observation efforts and establish alignment on the reality of a work process.
By implementing these mapping techniques for lean operations, learners will be able to:
- Use the Top-Down Flow Chart as an effective way to provide a high-level overview of a work process, and define a structured approach for developing the chart.
- Pinpoint the people who contribute to work completion, the activities they perform, and the time allocated to completing those activities through the Activity Map.
- Document the transformation of products from raw materials and components to a completed item as it moves through the system using the Product-Process Map.
Mapping is a visualization tool that helps to understand a process because they can see it. It also creates a record of the facts that can be used during assessment to evaluate lean improvements.
Number of Modules: 5 / Approximate run time: 80 minutes