Category: Process Management

  • What is a Process

    The products and services delivered by any organization are the result of processes. Any business activity whether it is industrial, commercial or service-oriented can be considered as a process. Managing these processes is a key to success for any organization. A process can be defined is a set of steps designed to produce a product […]

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    What is a Process
  • Lean Concept of Value

    Also known as VA NVA Analysis and Value-Added Analysis. Variants include Waste Analysis. Oftentimes, we tend to create additional steps to a process in order to fix a problem or improve a situation. Over time, these additional activities become an accepted part of the process although they do not add any value to the product […]

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    Lean Concept of Value
  • Lean Concept of Waste

    Also known as the Eight Wastes and the Eight Deadly Wastes and the eight forms of waste. Variants include the Seven Wastes. In a Lean culture, waste is anything that doesn’t add value from the customer’s perspective. It includes activities that consume resources, add cost to the product or service but contribute zero value to […]

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    Lean Concept of Waste
  • Value Stream Mapping

    Also known as Material and Information Flow Analysis and Value Stream Analysis. A Value Stream Map (VSM) is a high-level visual representation of a business process. It helps to understand the flow of value through the process as perceived by the customer. The primary goal is to identify and eliminate waste and make the process […]

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    Value Stream Mapping
  • SIPOC Analysis

    Also known as SIPOC mapping, COPIS and System Analysis. Variants include IPO. A SIPOC Map is high-level summary of a process. It provides a big picture view of the key elements of the process to understand the context in which the process occurs. It represents the flow of the process and its key elements in […]

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    SIPOC Analysis
  • The Three Common Types of Flowcharts

    Also known as Flow Diagram, Activity Flowchart, Process Diagram. Variants include Process Sequence Chart. A flowchart is a graphical tool that illustrates the flow of a business process and the relationships between its activities. It allows to break up any process into individual activities and see how they fit together. The simplicity of flowcharts makes […]

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    The Three Common Types of Flowcharts
  • The Simple Drawing Way to Map Business Processes

    Also known as Business Process Mapping. Variants include Flowcharting and Value Stream Mapping. A process map is a graphical representation that illustrates the sequence of activities within a business process. It represents these activities in a step by step manner to help understanding how a product is made and how a service is delivered. Process […]

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    The Simple Drawing Way to Map Business Processes
  • Process Sequence Chart

    Also known as Flow Process Chart. Variants include Process Chart, Flow Diagram and Spaghetti Diagram. A process sequence chat is a symbolic representation that illustrates the sequence of activities within a process. It is used to record the activities that make up a process to determine which steps add value and which do not. It is preferred […]

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    Process Sequence Chart
  • Time Value Map

    Also known as Time Value Chart. Variants include Value Stream Timeline. A time value map is a graphical representation of the value-added and non-value-added time in a process. It focuses on what adds value to a business process as perceived by the customer. The aim is to make the process more efficient while maximizing the […]

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    Time Value Map