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How to do Value Stream Mapping – The Material Flow.
In this video, I will explain to you the 3rd element of the value stream mapping,
The material flow.
The first question you need to answer is:
How frequently and which way of shipment I deliver to my customer?
Am I using a Truck, Airplane or boat?
The second question is:
How frequently I receive the raw material and which way of shipment the supplier uses?
once you have the answer you have to draw this information on the value stream map.
Draw only 1 or 2 main raw material and not the entire list.
Now it is time for another set of questions:
What is the lot size of shipping to my customer?
What is the lot size I receive from my supplier?
How much raw material I have into the company?
In general, you have to draw all the relevant information on the map avoiding exaggerating.
Now you should have the map with these 3 elements.
1) The customer demand
2) The Process Box
3) The Material Flow
In the next video, I will explain to you the 4th element of the value stream, the information flow.
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