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To-Be maps display the potential future state of a process after it has been analyzed for waste reduction. This version of a process map shows the results of streamlining efforts by removing rework loops, excess processing and other non-value adding steps. The resulting map has fewer steps than the presenting “As Is” or current map of the process.

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.