Value Stream Mapping Software

Value stream mapping is a key tool used within lean improvement programs – although the activity usually utilizes paper and pencil to construct the maps there are various software tools available to assist in the activity – below you’ll find a list of some of the tools available (with links to thier homepages). Think we’ve missed any? Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section below.

VSM Software List

EVSM – Featuring “drag & drop” value stream mapping, analysis and management capabilities. Includes functionality to draw the value stream map whilst conducting detailed analysis of the findings.

Leanview – Fully integrated lean process design solution developed to help businesses of all types and sizes cost-effectively design, evaluate and implement lean processes for improved operational and financial performance.

SigmaFlow – provides lean analysis along with multi-level value stream maps to do what-if improvement scorecarding, determine effective cycle times and more.

Breezetree – Many business process modeling tools let you layout your process them dump the data to Excel for analysis. FlowBreeze VSM will cut out that middle step, automating the process in Excel.

Igrafx – iGrafx┬« software is the perfect solution for converting maps created by ‘walking the floor’ into electronic format for easy sharing, archival and management. iGrafx offers the leading process visualization and modeling tool to help organizations achieve business process excellence. With state-of-the-art diagramming capabilities, Lean professionals can easily create Value Stream Maps; pick charts, SIPOC diagrams, and more.

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One Response to Value Stream Mapping Software

  1. Ade

    Thanks for the tips. I do think that VSM’s are best done with pen and paper to begin with though. If anyone is interested I’ve put a post together of some Value stream mapping videos that I thought would be useful.

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