current state assessment
The project team needs to first
complete a current state assessment in order to capture a snapshot of the
project area. The current state assessment is composed of analysing the key
metrics and mapping the material and information flow.
Analysis of key metrics can
include quality, cost, and delivery measures for the model value stream.
Examples of these measures are shown in figure 10.
Figure 10 Key metrics
Material and information flow
analysis is a tool that identifies the root cause of waste in a system. A
material and information flow diagram, a pictorial representation of a
manufacturing process, illustrates the flow of material between processes and
the required information to convert material into final product. The diagram
illustrates the big picture, not the individual steps, and can be used to
improve the entire system rather than just optimising local processes. The
project team can use a material and information flow diagram to develop a
common understanding of the current state. See figure 11
This should be done as a team exercise in conjunction with the value stream
analysis training pack.