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This program will focus on an Excel tool that Optima Associates has developed to assist with Value Stream Mapping. The tool breaks individual processes down and allows the user to create a current state model of the value stream and then alter the data to create “what if” scenarios of the future state value stream.
This session will be heavily weighted towards the use of data and Excel as the tool to cut through the data. If you like to use Excel to assist with problem solving, you will enjoy this session. Areas of focus:
- • Data needed prior to starting the values stream maps
- • How to cut through large quantities of data quickly
- • How to create a current state model
- • How to leverage the model to create / verify the future state
Chris Schermer – Optima Associates
Chris Schermer is a young professional that is starting to make his mark in the world of consulting. Chris has experience in documentation, creation and utilization of standard work documents and tools. He has participated in assessments of manufacturing organizations throughout Wisconsin. Chris has also participated in and led 5S teams within the food service industry for over seven (7) years and leads Optima’s SIC training.