A value stream map is tool that provides a high-level view of the important elements of an end-to-end process. Its primary goal is to identify waste and areas where improvement can be made in the existing operation. It is mainly used in manufacturing, however, it can also be applied in product development and service-related industries such as healthcare, hospitality and logistics.
There are many software applications and online services that allow the drawing of value stream maps. However, this template is pretty simple and straightforward where you can create simple customizable value stream maps. It comes with ready to fill text-boxes which simplify the drawing process. Just fill the text-boxes with the process steps then drag and drop the appropriate symbols and arrows into the appropriate place of your process.
This template is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation file that you can use and modify to suit your specific needs. You may want to use your own set of symbols to indicate your specific details. You may also change the attributes at the header to match your company standards.
Value Stream Map Template (44 KB)