Though broadly used, most organizations fail to realize the full potential of Value Stream Mapping (VSM). Often delegated, performed over an extended period of time, limited just to production processes or used as a tactical process-design tool, the real power of VSM is only realized if it is utilized as a strategic, management-engagement methodology. In this hands-on workshop you will broaden your understanding of how to harness the true power of VSM as an effective management practice and extend its application throughout your organization. Learn how VSM is intended to be used as much more than a just a mapping technique, and when properly managed, results in an aligned, engaged and knowledgeable leadership team. Learn through discussion and hands-on activities about the ins-and-outs of organizational transformation using VSM in office and service environments – and how to scope, plan and execute these activities.
This highly-interactive workshop will integrate an overview of VSM principles and practices, together with a tour of the Costco Optical Lab (manufacturing facility), to help participants understand how to use the VSM methodology to drive effective transformations.
- Understand the purpose and benefits of Value Stream Mapping.
- Get hands-on practice, and tips on, creating a Value Stream Map.
- How to use Value Stream Mapping to build leadership consensus and engagement for developing a strategic-level transformation plan.
- Broaden Value Stream Mapping as an effective management practice throughout your organization.
- See Lean best-practices in use at the Costco Optical Lab facility.
Mike Osterling, is a coach, facilitator, consultant, author and speaker. With more than 30 years of leadership experience and as the president of Osterling Consulting, Inc. and has played a key role in leading Lean transformations across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, process, service, and commercial construction. Before consulting, Mike worked at Schneider Electric for 18 years and guided the Lean transformation at several plants. He is one of the founders of SDSU’s Lean Enterprise Certificate Program (1999) and continues to teach there.
Fluent in Spanish, he has an MBA in International Business, a BS in Production and Operations Management, is a Certified Trainer for the Implementation of Lean Manufacturing (UK). He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt, and co-authored several books including: Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation, as well as The Kaizen Event Planner, and Metrics-Based Process Mapping.