Complete Enterprise Value Stream Flow Kaizen
(8 days)

Overview | Description | Example Agenda | On-site Coaching Available


Overview top
By creating an extended current state map (how it is done today) you create a "visual" of the complete enterprise flow. From this baseline, you can apply lean principles at every stage of customer requirements service to create an improved future state (how we want to do it in the future) vision of an ideal customer value flow.

 
Description top
  • Familiarize kaizen team members with lean enterprise flow principles & methods
  • Assist team members in "seeing the flow" of the complete enterprise value stream
  • Create a comprehensive multi-dimensional enterprise current state value stream map of the company's customer value providing system's value stream flow
  • Assist team members in understanding how lean principles & practices can significantly improve complete enterprise flow throughout the organization's customer service value stream
  • Assist team members in visualizing, then developing an aggressive, yet feasible future state process improvement design and an aggressive transformation plan
  • Coach team members in designing an effective visual enterprise operations management system and sustaining performance metrics for the value stream


An enterprise's business system value streams include all actions required to satisfy a customer's requirements from receipt of orders through satisfaction of those requirements.

Each action in this chain of activities is either value adding (e.g., order processing) or non-value adding (e.g., storing materials). "Seeing" your enterprise's systems from a value stream perspective means understanding what provides customer value. It means concentrating on improving the enterprise as a whole, start to finish, rather than focusing on an individual process stage.

By creating an extended current state map (how its done today) you create a "visual" of the enterprise flow.  From this baseline, you can apply lean principles to create an improved future state (how we want to do it in the future) vision of an ideal customer value flow.

Enterprise value stream flow kaizen is a straight forward thought process. You map enterprise systems by following their flow, interviewing its key players, and documenting performance and information activities to create a visual portrayal of each stage in the enterprise's flow of activities and information. 

The results will be enlightening, revealing problems and opportunities which might otherwise go undetected. Then an improved future state (and how to get there) can be visualized and planned.

 
Example Agenda top

Day 1: Setting the Stage

Introductions/Workshop Structure
Lean Enterprise Flow Fundamentals
Value & Value Streams
Current Enterprise Procedures
Known Current System Impediments
Current Business Management Systems
Current Performance Metrics
1st Day Progress Wrap-Up

Day 2: Current State Value Stream Mapping

Enterprise Value Stream Mapping Process
Enterprise Stages
  Process Stage Aggregation
  Wild Cal's Customer Interactions
  New Product Development
  Customer Service
  Materials Planning
  Supply Chain
  Production Operations
  Finished Goods Inventory
  Product Distribution
Cross-Functional Process Mapping
Team Current State Enterprise Mapping Instructions
2nd Day Progress Wrap-Up

Day 3: Inventing a Better Future State Flow

Team Current State Enterprise Process Assessment
Team  Current State Map Development
Team Current State Map Presentations
Group Current State Map Consolidation
3rd Day Progress Wrap-Up

Day 4: Future State Opportunities

Group Current State Map Opportunities
Group Final Current State Enterprise Map
Functional Information Needs
Functional Information Investigations
4th Day Progress Wrap-Up

Day 5: JIT Cross Walks

Functional Information Investigation Reports
Lean Enterprise Cross-walks
  Flow Principles
  Standardizing Activities
  Balancing Work
  Operating to a Tempo
  Regulating Flow
  Enhancing & Pacing Flow
  Sequencing Flow
  Work Area Continuous Flow
  Mistake Proofing
  Visual Process Control
  Pull Systems
  Teaming
  Quality Assurance
Cord Wire P/C Case Study
5th Day Progress Wrap-Up

Day 6: JIT Enterprise Design

Lean Enterprise System Cross-walks
  Value Stream Management
Enterprise System Future State Mapping
Wild Cat Actuators Future State Vision
  Sales & Customer Service
  Engineering
  Materials Planning
  Customer Service
  Materials Planning
  Supply Chain
6th Day Progress Wrap-Up

Day 7: Consolidated Future State

Wild Cat Actuators Future State Vision Production Operations
  Finished Goods Inventory
  Product Distribution
Team Enterprise System Future State Mapping Instructions
Team Future State Enterprise Improvement Assessment
Team Future State Mapping
Team Future State Map Presentations
7th Day Progress Wrap-Up

Day 8: Group Future State Mapping

Group Future State Map Consolidation Group
Final Future State Opportunities Discussions
Group Final Enterprise System Future State Map
Group Future State Enterprise System Impediments
Enterprise System Transformation Planning
Wrap-Up & Workshop's Value

 

On-site Coaching Available top
To request this on-site Complete Enterprise Value Stream Flow Kaizen, please contact Jim Price at (502) 570-2766 or (859) 351-3215 (mobile) or via email: .