The VSM (Value Stream Mapping) kit comprises of 27 different types of icons printed on magnetic backed rubber vinyl. With over a 100 magnetic icons, links to 3 VSM learning book and a handy carry case, you are ready to embark on your current and future state maps. A barcode included with the pack gives access to images and descriptions of each icon.
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a valuable Lean tool for understanding the current or as-is state and for visualizing your future state. It helps identify wastes and define opportunities to make improvements and guides improvements based on a strategically developed plan.
Value stream mapping should be more about implementing the improvements than about the mapping itself. The kit simplifies the mapping process and reduces time spent on drawing the map. It also reduces scope for legibility issues and offers a truly professional look. Current states drawn on whiteboards are erased to sketch a future state, participants are constantly referring to photos of the current state to help design a future state. This kit eliminates the need for this as the icons are also means of recording the information and using as a reference for analysis and developing action plans.
The data box, process box and kaizen burst are made from dry wipe material to allow a dry wipe marker to be used. The kit also comes with a book that offers a step-by-step guide to value stream mapping. The whole kit comes in an efficiently designed, compact and durable case to keep your icons stored safely when not in use.
Please refer to the Dimensions tab above to see the quanitity and size of each VSM icon supplied
What are the benefits of the VSM kit?
- Simplifies the mapping process by providing readymade icons, saving you time
- Comes with links to 3 recommended VSM books which offer guidance on Value stream Mapping
- Contains a printed magnetic QR code giving immediate access to a visual description of all the VSM icons
- Gives a professional look and eliminates legibility issues
- Comes in a compact, portable, durable case
Frequently Asked Questions
- What does the kit consist of?
- The kit consists of 27 different value stream mapping icons offered as a set of 110 pieces of printed flexible magnetic notes. The kit also contains a QR code for you to scan to see the descriptions of each icon.
- How do I use the kit?
- Value stream mapping is a group-based activity that aims to map out the current state and your desired state/ future state. Take time to familiarize yourselves with the icons, understand the procedure, collect the relevant data and then start your mapping.
- What size board will be appropriate for the VSM kit?
- Magiboards can supply any size and shape of magnetic whiteboard for you to use. Simply speak to our Customer Services team. Also worth noting that these VSM icons will work on any surface accepting magnetic accessories.
- What accessories do I need to accompany the VSM kit?
- Magiboards supplies a special VSM accessory pack including thin dry wipe marker pens in red, black, green and blue, a thicker black dry wipe marker pen, a microfibre cloth to clean the board and whiteboard cleaning fluid.
- Can I order additional icons if I need them?
- All 27 icons can be purchased separately.
- I need an icon that isn't there
- We can make custom VSM icons to your own design. Please contact customer services who will be happy to help