The VSM Supermarket icons are used in a location where a predetermined standard inventory is placed to supply to the downstream processes. The supermarket area has a fixed location for every part number enabling easy picking access The open side faces the supplying process. This is because this supermarket “belongs” to the supplying process and is used to schedule that process. Whenever a part is removed from the supermarket, the information about the removed part has to travel back to the beginning of the loop to initiate the replenishment of this particular part type. This information is usually called ‘Kanban’. Use this icon in your VSM if there is a need for optimize the flow, reduction in use of processing resources, such as towing vehicles, as well as physical space for storing parts/components.
The Lean Value Stream Mapping Supermarket icon is part of a range of magnetic accessories to help you to create a working visual of your VSM inititative. You can purchase a complete kit (link here) whch also includes a Free User Guide with Case Studies and explanation on how to map out various current states and plot your future state maps.
The additional VSM Supermarket icons are sold in a pack of 5. Each VSM Supermarket icon is 5 x 5 cm
The Value Stream Mapping magnetic Inventory icon is printed on flexible thick vehicle grade quality 0.5mm magnetic sheets with a high quality PVC finish.
- Pack of 5
- Size 5 x 5 cm
- Can be used on any surface accepting magnets
- Quality vehicle grade 0.5mm magnetic sheets
- Pre printed with the VSM Supermarket design
Lead Time is 2 – 3 days