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What is a Value Stream Map?

Value Stream Mapping is a technique for identifying and eliminating waste from a process.

A Value Stream Map visually maps the flow of steps, delay, and information required to deliver a product or service; this is called a “Current State” Map. Value Stream Mapping then analyzes the Current State Map in terms of 1) creating flow and 2) eliminating waste, and creates a more efficient Future State Map.

Value Stream Map Example

Value Stream Map Example -

Value Stream Map Template


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