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WVLN Membership Meeting May 3, 2018


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 Value Stream Mapping

Thursday, May 3rd 8:00 - 11:00 am
Eli Lilly and Co. Corporate Center/Research Labs North Entrance
307 E Merrill St
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Join WVLN for our May meeting in Indianapolis. This month our topic is Value Stream Mapping. No matter if this is the first time you have worked with VSM or if you have dozens of maps under your belt, this will be a useful, interactive session that will provide ideas and lessons you can immediately use in your organization and your personal life.  

And have opportunities to meet, engage and network with highly motivated individuals and leaders driving improvement in their organizations.

Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is an essential Lean best practice - used to understand the current condition of information and material flow. Together, we will learn to find the hidden waste in work processes by watching a fictitious odyssey which mimics the typical conditions employees encounter every day. We will identify the current condition and together create a value stream map that documents that process. Then we will create the future state condition and show that on a value stream map.

Whether your process is factory or administrative, healthcare or service-related, this will be a realistic day-in-the-life experience and teaching tool for lean practitioners who wish to gain the full benefit of this incredibly important lean best practice. Together, we will walk you through every step of the process. 

As a last step we will tie the current and future state maps together in an A3 format for analysis, reflection, improvement, measurement and milestone tracking.Value stream mapping is an excellent place to start or continue the lean journey and understand the sources of waste in an organization's processes. It’s an overarching tool that gives managers and executives a picture of the entire process, both value and non-value adding activities.

Long-time WVLN members and steering committee members Brian Hudson and Steven Ghera will guide us through the presentation.

Non-members of WVLN can attend one or two of our meetings as guests (at no-cost), so feel free to invite a friend/peer who might have interest in attending this special program.

Eli Lilly and Co. Corporate Center/Research Labs North Entrance
307 E Merrill St
Indianapolis, IN 46225 

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