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Online Training: "I've Completed My Value-Stream Map...Now What?"

A CD-ROM training course produced by IndustryWeek, in partnership with BMGI

Date: This webinar is now available On-Demand.
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: $199 on CD-ROM

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Value stream mapping is an important tool used to examine processes for improvement opportunities.  But have you ever finished creating a value stream map and then thought, “Now what?”  In reality, the practical execution of a value stream strategy goes well beyond the data boxes, flow lines and kaizen bursts.

As a practitioner you know a value stream map gives a good visual representation of your process. Its creation brings people together to provide a common understanding of the issue.  However, with a finite number of process improvement resources available in organizations today, your greatest challenge is selecting the right improvement projects that garner the greatest benefits.

This four hour CD-ROM training session will take you beyond the textbook theory of value stream mapping.  It will demonstrate how you can dissect a process and create a workable improvement plan -- from start to finish -- that can be applied in your everyday workplace: the End-to-End Value Stream Assessment.

Assessments are often initiated when an organization either launches a new performance excellence initiative or revitalizes an existing one.  The reality is that End-to-End Value Stream Assessments should be a continual part of any organization’s transformational journey.

Assessments eliminate ambiguity by offering organizations a structured approach for opportunity identification and selection that aligns their improvement efforts with the company’s overall strategic objectives.  This focused approach maximizes a company’s return on investment, leverages existing resources and uses the expertise of knowledgeable professionals to identify opportunities in a systemized fashion.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify where processes may be broken or where defects or barriers occur and document them using different value streams
  • Put together a structured approach for evaluating an entire process from start to finish
  • Follow the End-to-End Value Stream Assessment process, including outcomes such as:

        Acquiring input from all levels of associates;
        Seeing the entire process rather than a mix of unrelated opportunities;
        Using visual feedback to communicate the plan back to the organization;
        Assigning a relative level of priority to each opportunity; and
        Creating the foundations of multiple charters, lending to speed of improvement

You'll learn a 9 step methodology, developed by BMGI, that goes beyond simple value stream mapping.  This cohesive process combines 14 different tools that will become the core of your organization’s improvement execution strategy.

Who should attend

This session is an excellent opportunity for deployment managers, six sigma belts, lean masters or any individual that is serious about identifying the best opportunities for improving their organizations. Additionally, it is a unique chance for more senior managers to finally see a process that connects their business strategy to the everyday execution. Even if you are not that familiar with value stream mapping, this session will enable you to see how it is used in conjunction with many other improvement tools.

What you receive

You will receive the 4-hour training session on CD-ROM, featuring slides and audio.

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Wes Waldo
Chief Operating Officer

William "Wes" Waldo is a disciplined, organized and highly respected leader.  As BMGI’s Chief Operating Officer, he leverages more than 15 years of quality, operations management and process improvement experience as he strives for perfection in BMGI's sales, marketing and internal processes.  Wes' appointment as COO follows many years as a Lean master consultant, Lean product manager and nearly two years as practice leader for BMGI’s manufacturing team.  A respected authority in his field, he co-authored the manual A Team Leader's Guide to Kaizen Events, and contributed to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Lean Six Sigma and The Innovator’s Toolkit.  Wes enjoys working with a wide variety of organizations from healthcare to high-end technology manufacturing, especially in the development of their strategic planning. He spends much of his time coaching senior leaders on how to align their teams for ultimate success.

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