PROCESS MANAGEMENT GLOSSARY
What is Value Stream Mapping?
The flow of materials and products through a manufacturing process.
Value Stream Mapping is a technique used in Lean Manufacturing. Not to be confused with value chain notation, Value Stream Mapping expresses the physical environment and flow of materials and products in a manufacturing environment. At Toyota, where the technique originated, it is known as “Material and Information Flow Mapping.”
Source: Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge (BPM CBOK, 2009), The Association of Business Process Management Professionals