Value Stream Mapping Software Yes or No?
If Yes, what is my favorite VSM Software? I will reveal my thoughts in this video.
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Value Stream Mapping Software yes or no?
What is the best software to use for value stream mapping?
▶ Let me answer the first question.
The Value Stream Mapping Software can be used only after the VSM done with the team as I explained in the previous videos.
Can you do a “walk the process” with the software at your desk?
I think no.
Can you involve 5-7 persons around a map, discussing different options on a 15 inches screen?
▶ Value Stream Mapping is a paper and pencil tool.
So, when it is useful to use the software?
▶ Well, after a VSM session a software can be used for:
A) To create a synthetic format to show in some meeting or at the daily morning meeting.
B) A clearer picture to analyze with a smaller team the future state opportunities.
C) With the right VSM software, you can do Lead Time and Inventory Calculations with multiple scenarios.
D) Multisite VSM summary.
▶ Now, if you need the VSM software, what is the best to use?
If you need just a VSM summary you can go for PowerPoint or Visio.
If you need a very easy calculation you can go for SmartDraw.
These are my choices.
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