3 Day Value Stream Mapping Workshop


Any change programs need to be planned in a way that it engages with the workforce ensuring it reduces doubt regarding the intent of the changes, delivers tangible outcomes, and progresses at a pace that accommodates the organisation’s ability to change.

Efficiency Works will utilise ‘Value Stream Mapping (VSM)’ to identity opportunities to improve the productivity of the organisation’s processes. VSM is a powerful process mapping tool that clarifies complex systems, identifies problem areas, and provides a tool for effective planning of solutions and their implementation. Value Stream Mapping offers several advantages over other process mapping tools as it:

  • Tracks value-added time and non-value-added time
  • Considers available capacity and resources
  • Identifies the source and reasons for many types of waste
  • Helps improvement planning
  • Tracks the impact of changes

The Value Stream mapping workshop is delivered in a Kaizen format and incorporates the 5 key principles of Continues Improvement which are:

  1. Project Pre Work
  2. Specify Customer Value
  3. Identify the Value Stream
  4. Create Smooth Flow
  5. Let the Customer Pull
  6. Purse Perfection

This methodology underpins successful improvement projects and whilst this model is simple, it is not simplistic, and is regarded world-wide as the foundation on which Continues Improvements interventions should be built.

Efficiency Works deploy a workshop style project facilitated over 3 days by an experienced Efficiency Works consultant who will utilise a collaborative approach that engages with staff, challenges thinking, transfers knowledge, builds capabilities and ensures buy-in. Our facilitator will ensure that the project team develops workable, practical, and sustainable solutions that will improve process performance, enhance culture, and provide a platform for continuous improvement.

Efficiency Works facilitator will also ensure that any issues outside the scope of the targeted Value Stream with the potential to impact the organisation’s wider process performance are identified, captured, and communicated to the project sponsor.

VSM Methodology

For each Value Stream Efficiency Works consultant will follow the below process:

1. Project pre-work

  • Brief the site on the purpose and process to be followed and
  • Select team and champion.

2. Specify customer value

Determine customer requirements

  • Output
  • Productivity
  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Delivery
  • Safety

2. Identify the value stream

  • Create the Current State Map

3. Create smooth flow

4. Let the customer pull

  • Create the Future State Value Stream Map
  • Develop Action Plan

5. Pursue perfection

  • Repeat if required

Efficiency Works Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Workshops are tailed to meet the customer’s request and demands and undertaken in a 3 Day on site workshop.

On the completion of the workshop each participant will be award with a certificate of achievement, in outlining the values of Theory of Constraint

Additional to this each participant will walk away with.

  • Better skills to facilitate continuous improvement in the workplace
  • Improved understanding of continuous improvement techniques
  • Opportunity to realise their full potential

The learnings are relevant and applicable to all types of organisations’ and to all levels of management, administration, and delivery.

The program is designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills to a level that can be deployed in workplace business improvement projects which can produce measurable outcomes. The workshop also provides a cogent refresher for business improvement specialists and other staff who have had previous exposure to the Lean tools and techniques.

  • CI Champions, CI managers and CI delivery staff
  • Executive and senior managers
  • Operational Staff
  • Supervisors
  • Frontline staff
  • Administration and support staff

Efficiency Works engage with professional facilitators that can deliver coaching, certified / non-certified training programs, team building, change management and leadership development services throughout all forms of business from the executive leadership team, senior managers, coordinators / team leaders and employees including contractors and volunteers where appropriate. Efficiency Works facilitators have a vast range of expertise from industry knowledge, practical application to formal qualifications with-in Training and Assessing.

Efficiency Works facilitators utilise a collaborative approach that quickly engages with participants, challenges thinking, transfers knowledge and builds skills. The facilitator utilises a combination of theory, learning exercises, visual aids, and group discussion to ensure that participants are fully engaged through-out the workshops and training programs.

The workshop will deliver the following outcomes & benefits for the organisation and staff.

  • Improved lead times
  • Improved throughput
  • Increased capacity and service levels
  • Savings in time and resources
  • Improved financial performance
  • Reduced working capital (e.g., assets, inventory, materials, etc.).
  • Enhanced skills that can be applied to future Value Stream Mapping.
  • Develops an action-oriented culture.
  • Current and future state process maps for the targeted Value Stream
  • Identification of opportunities to improve productivity and capacity
  • A high-level implementation plan, milestones, and schedule
  • Where approved, implementation of ‘quick wins’
  • Transfer of business improvement knowledge and skills
  • Workshop participants who are attuned to business improvement
  • A high-level change plan and KPIs to monitor progress
  • A platform for further business improvement projects

What accreditation or recognition does this program have?

This is a non-accredited program.

Does this program have any assessments requirements?

As a non-accredited program this course has no assessment requirements. The course
contains several activities designed to reinforce the key skills and knowledge outcomes.

Who is my trainer for my program?

All trainers and assessors have extensive and current industry experience and qualifications that meet the national requirements for VET trainers.

Who do i contact in case of any query regarding my program?

For any program related queries, please email customer support at admin@efficiencyworks.com.au

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