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Value Chain Mapping (aka Value Stream Mapping)

We're often asked about graphical depictions of actual, real world, C+H Value Chains. Or, we get asked how can I model and improve my firm's value chain processes?

The answer is to initiate a Value Chain Mapping project which will encompass 3 different modeling methodologies, 3 different tools and 3 different trainings. My objective here as our Associations is to transfer my enterprise modeling knowledge, my business process automation knowledge, my business rule automation knowledge and many other Value Chain Management practices processes to our Tier 2 Professional Members who need the Value Chain knowledge to improve their operations.

But before we tell you about our favorite MTT's (i.e. Methods, Tools and Training) , let's fist lay down our definition of a value chain, or value stream, map.

Definition of a Value Chain Map

A value chain, or value stream, map is a graphical representation of the sequence of activities that a company follows to produce its end-product, or service.

The value chain map depicts the flow of both physical goods and material along with the information and data flows. Easy-to-understand symbols depict various systems, spreadsheets and other sources of data. 

Here's an example of a fully detailed value chain map by Adriana Girdler:

 
We, here, at the Association of C+H Value Chain Organizations, leverage a specific MTT solution for our Enterprise Engineering work which consists of a modeling Method, a Tool and Training. That's what the acronym, MTT, signifies.
 
I have been calling our Associations MTT modeling approach, as a "hybrid" process modeling approach, because it leverages these 3 methods, or modeling methodologies:
 
1.) Enterprise Mapping (aka "Function Modeling") a la the IDEF0 methodology which is a FIPS 183 open standard. IDEF is an acronym which stands for ICAMM Definition Language. I specialized in teaching this methodology while at PwC. We will get into the details of this MTT in our "Mgmt Guidance and Audit Docs" Group (Tier 2).
 
2.) Role-Based Process Flow Modeling (aka "Swimmer Lane Diagramming") a la the Rummler Brache methodology. I specialized in teaching this methodology while at PwC. We will get into the details of this MTT in our "Mgmt Guidance and Audit Docs" Group (Tier 2).
 
3.) Process Flow Simulation - This is the key to modeling black box systems and existing and proposed new process changes. One aspect of the educational component for this area is to read about the Drum Buffer Rope Methodology (aka Theory of Constraints) as this is our prerequisite for getting into enterprise simulation and putting yourself in an Enterprise Engineer's position to ensure that you'll be leveraging an entire Value Chain, not just a portion thereof. I specialized in teaching this methodology while at PwC. We will get into the details of this MTT in our "Mgmt Guidance and Audit Docs" Group (Tier 2).CTA for CH Value Chains 2020_04_14.pptx

 

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