Value Stream Mapping Example: How to Depict Inventory or Process


This is a Value Stream Map that shows how the flow of information and materials accompany one another as products are produced and distributed to consumers. Businesses use VSM to identify potential improvements, particularly in the lead time.

You can edit this VSM example by clicking Use this Template. You'll then be able to customize the content to reflect your own value stream.

What is Value Stream Mapping (VSM)?

Value stream mapping is a lean management method that helps visualize the steps needed to take from product creation to delivering it to the end-customer. Value stream mapping helps businesses understand their business better as well as analysis and process improvement.

How to perform Value Stream Mapping?

Have you ever wondered how to visualize a value stream with a value stream mapping tool like Visio but with more great diagramming features? Visual Paradigm Online is the answer.

  1. Create a blank Value Stream Mapping Diagram.
  2. From the diagram palette, select the symbols you need for your design and drop them onto the canvas. Arrange and connect them with connector lines.
  3. When you are done, save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your diagram into an image (PNG, SVG, JPG, PDF and more) and share it with your co-workers.

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