Identifying Process Blocks in a Value Stream Map

Key steps in weeding out inefficiencies in a value stream

Sorin Dumitrascu
Apr 11, 2021 · 3 min read
Identifying Process Blocks in a Value Stream Map — abstract illustration
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In any process, you won’t get the desired results if there are any bottlenecks. In a value stream, such a bottleneck is known as a process block. So you need to identify process blocks as soon as sources of waste have been identified. A process is blocked if cycle time exceeds takt time.