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Flow Process Charts or Value Stream Maps

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  • #699568 Reply

    Hello,

    I am looking to map mutiple processes for specific process areas in order to study the contraints to be addressed as i am looking to digitalise each and every work station with Tocuh pC & scanner to a achieve parts traceabilty.

    I am not sure which is best way Flow Process Chart or Value stream maping.

    Any suggestions please will be apprciated.

    #699570 Reply

    Hi @muzawarm I hope you are well.

    If this were my piece of work I’d probably do a SIPOC first and then a VSM as I’d expect to see the constraints more clearly with a VSM.

    The SIPOC gives me a focus on who is putting in and receiving this process as well as giving me that 30,000 feet view of what the important steps are.

    Just my opinion, as always!

    #699571 Reply

    Hi Andy,

    Great to hear from you back. Thank you so much for your suggestion. Let me brief you abit about Project i am delviering.
    project : Introducing scanning technology in job shop with Industrial touch pc.
    Concept : Every workstation is equipped with Touch PC & Scanner, so every time a associate needs to work on any component he scan in, and the developed software app records in and scan outs.
    It is more of bringing in transparency & traceabilty of parts which currently missing.
    I am in my implementation phase now, where i am waitng for my purcahsed hardware devices to be delviered thereby going live by Jan 18.
    As this implementation calls for loads of process change and integrations i wanted to do new process mapping for specific process areas integrating these new hardware & software applciations.

    Also i am trrying to get my head around with Risk Assement and analysis to be conducted wiht this new scanning technology going in.

    Once again thank you so much, i will try SIPOC and see how the over view looks.

    Thanking you,

    Best Regards,

    Mujaffar M

    #699607 Reply

    It isn’t either/or. How you map a process depends on what you want to learn/show about it. The more ways you map it the better you understand. I recommend starting with SIPOC as @andy-parr said. Then do a flowchart to identify what happens in the “P” part of SIPOC. After that you can do a VSM to see what’s value-added and what isn’t. For risk assessment it’s hard to beat FMEA.

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