LeanAcademy (Season 2)

The Lean Office & Administration Toolbox
Obeyaka / Lean Layout
Safety & Ergonomics

Value Stream Design (VSD) in the Office: Introduction & Target

What is it about?

The value stream Method comes from the Manufacturing and serves to record existing processes and originally considers production processes.
The value stream method can also be used with modified symbols to analyze administrative activities. The potentials developed from the analysis serve as input values for the subsequent value stream design.

Classification in the Lean Toolbox

Level 1 – Basics

The preparation of a VSD forms the basis for all improvement measures.

Target of the VSD?

With the help of the value stream method, waste in the process is identified and visualized. Deriving the identified potentials enables implementation measures to be determined and intervention.

The target state is determined by working out a value stream design. It is the target image for the process under consideration.