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Continuous Improvement: Lean and Six Sigma

Value Stream Mapping

Date: Course schedule to be announced
Course Length: 1-Day 
Course Fee: TBD


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This course introduces value stream mapping (VSM) and its place within the overall problem-solving methodology of Lean: a diagnostic tool for identifying and quantifying waste in a process, and the first step in the journey to determining the root cause of a problem.

The course explains how to capture and document the current material and information flows for a process and provides guidance on how to envision, map and plan for improvements to the current flows.  A real world process is used to allow students to draw value stream maps using a standard set of symbols. As part of the learning key questions are raised to encourage students to employ continuous improvement thinking and “reliable methods” when developing “future condition” value stream maps for their company.  The class provides excellent instruction on how to “see”, document and communicate process flow from a continuous improvement point of view and provides a standard methodology for moving from the current condition to an improved future condition.


  • Create and validate a value stream map
  • Use the current state ap to start root cause analysis
  • Create a future state map that solves the root cause of the problem
  • Measure anticipated results to win support for change



In 2017, Stony Brook Center for Corporate Education (CCE) entered in to a collaborative agreement with University at Buffalo, The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), to offer professional development courses in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.  CCE and TCIE were formed for the same purpose:  to increase the competitiveness of companies by strengthening performance.  Both centers operate under the umbrella of the State University of New York (SUNY) and extend education to the working adult through on-site corporate sponsored and open enrollment programs.