Ideas for what you might do
with some of those unlimited rows of
on your Value Stream Mapping template
Add some rows for alternative scenarios
for high, low, or average
or rows for each product within the product family
or rows with detailed data for supermarkets
Video: How to use your
value stream map
as a Dashboard for Control
See our free on-line training video:
Using your Value Stream Map as a Dashboard for Process Control
Perhaps add entire sections to summarize ANY kind of data related to your value stream mapping processes.
Remember, you are using Excel —
so you can auto-populate data to and from an unlimited number of related documents.
In addition to the obvious categories of Quality, Safety, and Lean Cost Accounting, some additional ideas include...
How much energy, hazardous materials, or other "inputs" are required for this process?
How might those inputs be reduced?
Tip: Analyze only the most important inputs—not every little thing.
How much scrap, trash, effluent, or emissions does this process produce?
How might those outputs be reduced, re-used, recycled, or donated?
Tip: Analyze only the most important outputs.
Number of ideas generated and implemented per process center.
% of people cross-trained.
Number of kaizen events performed.
Or any other measures of continuous improvement.
How is work authorized to start at each work area?
How to use your User-Defined fields
Notice that your Systems2win template provides you with 3 different types
of correctly-formatted rows for user-defined fields:
- Within a process
- Between a process
- Both Within and Between a Process
Simply copy the right type of row
using Shift Down and Copy
And notice that you can insert rows without unprotecting the sheet
if you insert them in the designated areas.
Or you can insert user-defined rows pretty much anywhere
if you use the button at the top of the page to Unprotect Sheet
Just be sure to immediately re-protect when you're done,
so that you don't accidentally mess up unprotected formulas.
and you can empower every team member
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