SmartDraw's value stream mapping software makes it easy to create value stream maps because we provide templates to get your started quickly. You just need to input your value chain information, and our software does the rest, providing the correct symbols for information flow mapping and keeping them aligned, automatically. You can apply different themes for presentation-quality results every time. You can export your maps to PDF, share them online, or transfer your value stream map to Microsoft Office®.
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Value stream mapping is a powerful lean manufacturing technique commonly used in manufacturing, healthcare, software & product development, logistics, supply chain, and service industries.
Also known as "material and information flow mapping", a value stream map uses a diagram to analyze the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer. A value stream map helps you quickly visualize your entire process, identifying bottlenecks or inefficiencies where the processes can be streamlined or improved. You can see more than just one component of your business (eg. Assembly, Quality Assurance, etc.), and instead visualize the total business flow, easily identifying the stoppages and waste that can be eliminated.
With SmartDraw, you can create floor plans for Spaghetti Diagrams, Pareto Charts, Current & Future State maps, and many typical lean charts.
Watch this video and see just how quick and easy it is to create a professional looking value stream map with SmartDraw.
SmartDraw is much more than just value stream mapping software. SmartDraw includes specialized templates for 70 different types of visuals—mind maps, org charts, data charts, floor plans, and more. Plus, there are hundreds of examples that you can easily edit and make your own.