VSM Lesson 4: Draw Process Relationships

Welcome to Lesson 4, titled Draw the Process Relationships. In this lesson we will expand our Value Stream Map considerably by adding the processes we identified previously. We will also be learning a new language, the language of Value Stream Mapping symbols. One of the reasons that Value Stream Mapping is so useful as a communication tool is that we’re replacing text or words with symbols. Once you know what the symbols mean, a lot of information can be communicated quickly.