Create great-looking value stream maps, lean manufacturing charts, and more from templates.

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Create great-looking value stream maps, lean manufacturing charts, and more from templates.

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"SmartDraw appears to have more to offer than Visio®. I like the VSM templates."
James R. Wixson

"SmartDraw is intuitive and easy to use. I bought within five minutes of downloading the free trial."
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"Love the Value Stream Mapping and Map features! Very rich visually compared to Visio®."
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Automated Value Stream Mapping Software

SmartDraw makes it fast and easy to create value stream maps... automatically. This value stream mapping video takes you on a quick tour of the value stream mapping template in SmartDraw:

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At Last! Truly Automated Value Stream Mapping

Value stream maps (VSM) are an essential tool for organizations applying Lean methods. They provide a vital tool for identifying waste and improving process efficiencies in a wide range of industries.

SmartDraw's exclusive automation technology built into our value stream mapping template applies the Lean approach to value stream maps, reducing your time and effort to create a VSM.

Capture the Value Stream Mapping Process in Real Time

SmartDraw lets you add steps in your VSM with just a click. Each step also builds an associated timeline with value-add time and lead time in the diagram. Enter your known data inputs and SmartDraw will calculate takt time, lead time, value-add time, and process cycle efficiency automatically. Just click the action button, as shown in the illustration below, and SmartDraw adds a new step.

Add a new step

Making changes is also easy. Just delete or move steps. SmartDraw will automatically reformat your diagram, including connecting lines, and recalculate the data (as shown in the following illustration). Because you don't have to do any drawing, there's no time wasted. It's as fast and easy as using sticky notes on a board, but now you have a diagram that is always presentation-ready.

Recalculate automatically

Add Information Flow and Other Visual Elements

With SmartDraw, you can easily add elements for information flow, Kanban posts, and Kaizen bursts to complete your VSM with ease. You can also attach notes and files, or add hyperlinks to web pages.

Value Stream Mapping Template

SmartDraw Gives You Other Lean Tools, Too

You'll also find these Lean Method visuals in SmartDraw:

  • PDCA Cycle
  • Process Map
  • Cause-and-Effect Diagram
  • Kanban Board
  • Spaghetti Diagram
  • 5S
  • 5 Whys
  • A3 Thinking
  • Red Tag
  • SIPOC Analysis

Top reasons SmartDraw is the best value stream mapping software:

  • Automatic Formatting
    Click simple commands and SmartDraw builds your value stream map for you, automatically. Add or remove a symbol, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the elements so that everything looks great.
  • Share Your Value Stream Map Any Way You Choose
    Share your value stream map in a variety of common graphics formats such as PDF, SVG, or export it to any Office® application in one click. SmartDraw works with popular services such as Dropbox®, Google Drive, and OneDrive®.
  • Quick-Start Templates & VSM Symbols
    Professionally-designed value stream mapping templates make you instantly productive. With dozens of standard value stream mapping symbols, including Kanban signals, Kaizen Bursts, and much more, simply choose the value stream map example that is most similar to your project, and customize it to suit your needs.
  • Free Support
    Have a question? Call or email us. SmartDraw experts are standing by ready to help, for free!

Value Stream Maps and More

SmartDraw is much more than just value stream mapping software. SmartDraw includes specialized templates for 70 different types of visuals—mind maps, organizational charts, data charts, floor plans, and more. Plus, there are hundreds of examples that you can easily edit and make your own.

SmartDraw includes specialized templates for 70 different types of visuals
Discover why SmartDraw is the industry's best value stream mapping software.
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