Value Stream Analysisplus Development Process


The development process in many companies is waste afflicted. In this context the Value Stream Analysis (VSA) is a method for the visualization and optimization of process chains. With the help of VSA, the chain efficiency as well as the effectiveness of the project implementation can be increased. The focus on the customer needs in the development process is equally important as a transparent and to each other compatible product and process architecture. By integrating Lean Engineering concepts in the F&E process, expensive change iterations can be eliminated and quality as well as cycle time optimizations can be achieved. This leads to an improvement of your development efficiency (Right First Time) and to decreased product development cycles. You accelerate your innovation ability and reduce your biggest cost driver.

Content / Structure

  • Project specification, appointment of the core team members, time frame, budget specification, internal target definition (cost, compatibility)
  • Training of all members (Lean Engineering and VSA)
  • Phase 1: Market, product and process mapping
    • Identification of customer needs
    • Benchmark (Identification Best in Class)
    • Mapping and analysis of internal product variants
    • Mapping and analysis of internal development processes
  • Phase 2: Mapping the Current-State Map
    • Layout of the process cycle (if not existing)
    • Adoption of existing road maps and comparison with reality
    • Calculation of cycle time, flow level and organization efficiency
  • Phase 3: Analysis of the Current-State Map
    • Identification of waste
    • Process examination
  • Phase 4: Design of Target-State Map
    • Application of design principles (Lean Engineering)
    • Development of a detached ideal state (Vision of a PCP road map with milestone or state-gate revision)
    • Realization support during the attainment of the target state


What do you get on top of this?

  • Consolidated approach of Value Stream Analysis in the direct and indirect area
  • Systematic approach using Value Analysis methods during the concept creation (Function Analysis, Morphological Box, etc.)