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What's your understanding of VSM? You can test it now by taking this VSM quiz below. VSM stands for Value stream mapping. It is a technique developed from Lean manufacturing. Organizations use it to create a visual guide for all the components required to deliver a product or service, aiming to analyze and optimize the entire process. These questions will help you learn VSM even better. All the very best to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    VSM is a method corresponding with

    • A.

      Point kaizen

    • B.

      Process Kaizen

    • C.

      System kaizen

    • D.

      Other kaizen

    Correct Answer
    B. Process Kaizen
    Explanation
    VSM stands for Value Stream Mapping, which is a method used in process improvement. It involves mapping out the current state and desired future state of a process in order to identify and eliminate waste, improve efficiency, and enhance overall value for the customer. Process Kaizen, one of the options given, focuses specifically on improving individual processes within a system. Therefore, it is the most relevant and appropriate method that corresponds with VSM.

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  • 2. 

    VSM is a method for visualizing material and information flow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because VSM, which stands for Value Stream Mapping, is indeed a method used to visualize the flow of material and information within a process. It is a tool commonly used in lean manufacturing and process improvement to identify waste, bottlenecks, and opportunities for improvement. By mapping out the current state and desired future state of a process, VSM helps teams understand the flow of value and identify areas for optimization.

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  • 3. 

    VSM visualizes

    • A.

      Information flow

    • B.

      Shopfloor management

    • C.

      Material flow

    • D.

      Lead time

    • E.

      KPIs

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Information flow
    C. Material flow
    D. Lead time
    Explanation
    The VSM (Value Stream Mapping) technique is used to visualize and analyze the flow of information, materials, and activities in a process or system. It helps identify and eliminate waste, improve efficiency, and reduce lead time. Therefore, the correct answer includes information flow, material flow, and lead time as these are key elements that VSM focuses on. KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are not directly visualized in a VSM, but they can be used to measure and track the performance of the process or system being analyzed.

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  • 4. 

    VSM is typically used to record each product flow separately.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    VSM, or Value Stream Mapping, is a lean management tool used to visualize and analyze the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to the customer. It aims to identify waste and inefficiencies in the process and find ways to improve it. VSM does not record each product flow separately; instead, it provides an overall view of the entire value stream, including all products and their associated flows. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 5. 

    VSM is used mainly in the following level:

    • A.

      Single process

    • B.

      One plant (from door to door)

    • C.

      Complex enterprise

    • D.

      Whole supply chain

    Correct Answer
    B. One plant (from door to door)
    Explanation
    VSM, or Value Stream Mapping, is a lean management tool used to analyze and improve the flow of materials and information within a process or system. It helps identify waste and inefficiencies by visually mapping the entire value stream. In this context, "One plant (from door to door)" refers to using VSM within a single plant, covering the entire process from the entry of raw materials to the delivery of finished products. This level of application allows for a detailed analysis and optimization of the internal processes within a single plant, leading to improved efficiency and productivity.

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  • 6. 

    What is VSM focusing on?

    • A.

      Ergonomy of the workplace

    • B.

      Material flow

    • C.

      Efficient changeover

    • D.

      Quality methods

    • E.

      Interconnection of the processes

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Material flow
    E. Interconnection of the processes
    Explanation
    VSM, or Value Stream Mapping, is a lean management tool that focuses on identifying and eliminating waste in a process. It visualizes the flow of materials and information through the value stream, helping to identify areas of improvement. The correct answer, Material flow and Interconnection of the processes, aligns with this objective as VSM aims to optimize the flow of materials and ensure smooth interconnection between different processes in order to improve overall efficiency and productivity.

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  • 7. 

    What is the typical purpose of the Gemba walk?

    • A.

      Understand high-level production process

    • B.

      Identify waste

    • C.

      Introduce kaizen on the shop floor

    • D.

      Make immediate changes in the process

    • E.

      Discuss the problem in the meeting room

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Understand high-level production process
    B. Identify waste
    Explanation
    The Gemba walk is typically conducted to understand the high-level production process and identify waste. It involves going to the actual location where the work is being done, observing the process, and engaging with the employees to gain insights and identify areas for improvement. This helps in understanding the overall production flow, identifying any inefficiencies or bottlenecks, and finding opportunities to eliminate waste and improve productivity. It is not primarily focused on making immediate changes or discussing problems in a meeting room, but rather on gaining a hands-on understanding of the process and finding ways to make it more efficient.

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  • 8. 

    If the current VSM shows a push system, it should be kept for the future state VSM.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If the current VSM (Value Stream Mapping) shows a push system, it should not be kept for the future state VSM. A push system is a production method where items are pushed through the process regardless of demand, leading to inefficiencies such as overproduction and excess inventory. In contrast, a future state VSM aims to identify and implement improvements to create a pull system, where items are produced based on actual customer demand. Therefore, it is incorrect to suggest that a push system should be kept for the future state VSM.

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  • 9. 

    Separation of the processes by considerable inventory enables faster and better material flow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Separation of processes by considerable inventory does not enable faster and better material flow. In fact, holding considerable inventory can lead to increased lead times, higher carrying costs, and potential waste. Lean manufacturing principles advocate for reducing inventory and streamlining processes to achieve efficient material flow. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    Batch production enables sooner identification of the quality problem than one piece flow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Batch production does not enable sooner identification of quality problems compared to one piece flow. In fact, one piece flow allows for immediate identification of any quality issues as each product is inspected individually. In batch production, multiple products are produced together, and any quality problems may not be detected until the entire batch is completed, leading to potential delays and higher costs. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 11. 

    Suggested changes and improvements implied by VSM should have a resolution range within…

    • A.

      Weeks

    • B.

      Months

    • C.

      Years

    Correct Answer
    A. Weeks
    Explanation
    The suggested changes and improvements implied by VSM (Value Stream Mapping) should have a resolution range within weeks. This means that any modifications or enhancements proposed based on the VSM analysis should be implemented and completed within a few weeks' time frame. This ensures that the improvements are implemented quickly and the desired results can be achieved in a timely manner.

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  • 12. 

    VSM is not showing how the production process is synchronized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because VSM, or Value Stream Mapping, is actually a tool used to visualize and analyze the entire production process, including how it is synchronized. VSM helps identify and eliminate waste, reduce lead time, and improve overall efficiency by mapping out the flow of materials and information from the beginning to the end of the production process. It provides a clear understanding of how different steps and activities are interconnected and synchronized to achieve the desired output.

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  • 13. 

    How do you calculate takt?

    • A.

      Material volume / OEE

    • B.

      EPEI * Daily demand

    • C.

      Available operating time / Daily demand

    • D.

      Daily demand / EPEI

    • E.

      Daily demand / Available operating time

    Correct Answer
    C. Available operating time / Daily demand
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Available operating time / Daily demand." Takt time is a measure of the average time between the start of production of one unit and the start of production of the next unit to meet customer demand. It is calculated by dividing the available operating time by the daily demand. This calculation helps determine the pace at which production needs to occur in order to meet customer requirements efficiently.

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  • 14. 

    Connecting processes by one piece flow increases lead time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Connecting processes by one piece flow actually reduces lead time. One piece flow is a lean manufacturing concept that involves moving one unit at a time between processes, ensuring that each process is completed before the next one begins. This eliminates waiting time and reduces the overall time it takes to complete a product or service. Therefore, connecting processes by one piece flow actually decreases lead time, making the statement false.

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  • 15. 

    The connection between 2 processes with comparable cycle times is best by

    • A.

      Supermarket

    • B.

      FIFO

    • C.

      One Piece Flow

    • D.

      Inventory

    Correct Answer
    C. One Piece Flow
    Explanation
    One Piece Flow is the best way to connect two processes with comparable cycle times because it ensures a smooth and continuous flow of work between the processes. In One Piece Flow, each unit of work is completed before moving on to the next one, reducing waiting times and minimizing inventory. This allows for faster production, improved quality control, and better coordination between the processes. Unlike a Supermarket system or FIFO (First In, First Out), One Piece Flow eliminates the need for excessive inventory and reduces the risk of bottlenecks or delays in the production process.

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  • 16. 

    The connection between 2 processes with different cycle times is best by

    • A.

      Supermarket

    • B.

      FIFO

    • C.

      One Piece Flow

    • D.

      Inventory

    Correct Answer
    A. Supermarket
    Explanation
    A "Supermarket" is the best way to connect two processes with different cycle times. In this context, a supermarket refers to a buffer or storage area where the output from one process is stored before being passed on to the next process. This allows the processes to operate at their own cycle times without causing delays or disruptions. The supermarket acts as a bridge, ensuring a smooth flow of materials between the processes, preventing bottlenecks, and optimizing overall efficiency. FIFO (First In First Out), One Piece Flow, and Inventory are not specifically designed for connecting processes with different cycle times.

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  • 17. 

    What is the pacemaker process?

    • A.

      The process with the highest cycle time

    • B.

      The most stabilized process

    • C.

      The planned process

    • D.

      The process with the lowest failure rate

    Correct Answer
    C. The planned process
    Explanation
    The pacemaker process refers to the process that sets the pace or rhythm for other processes within a system. It is the process that other processes rely on for guidance and coordination. By being planned, the pacemaker process is carefully designed and strategically managed to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. It provides a structured framework for other processes to follow, helping to maintain consistency and synchronization. Therefore, the planned process is the most suitable explanation for the pacemaker process.

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  • 18. 

    The pacemaker process is the one…

    • A.

      That is the closest to the shipping

    • B.

      That is first in production

    • C.

      That is the first supermarket driven

    • D.

      That is the first after the last supermarket

    • E.

      That is the last after the first supermarket

    Correct Answer
    D. That is the first after the last supermarket
    Explanation
    The pacemaker process is the one that is the first after the last supermarket. This means that it is the process that follows the last supermarket in the production line. It is the next step in the production process after all the supermarket processes have been completed. This ensures a smooth flow of materials and products through the production line, as the pacemaker process sets the pace for the rest of the processes.

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  • 19. 

    What is the pitch?

    • A.

      Amount of time necessary to be released at pacemaker process to produce a batch

    • B.

      EPEI * Cycle time at pacemaker process

    • C.

      Takt

    • D.

      Management timeframe

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Amount of time necessary to be released at pacemaker process to produce a batch
    C. Takt
    Explanation
    The pitch refers to the amount of time required for a batch to be released at the pacemaker process in order to produce it. It is the time interval between the release of one batch and the release of the next batch. Takt time, on the other hand, is the rate at which products must be produced in order to meet customer demand. The management timeframe is a general term that does not specifically relate to the concept of pitch. Therefore, the correct answer is "Amount of time necessary to be released at pacemaker process to produce a batch, Takt."

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  • 20. 

    What is the Heijunka?

    • A.

      Autonomation

    • B.

      Planning table

    • C.

      Milk run

    • D.

      Production leveling/smoothing

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Planning table
    C. Milk run
  • 21. 

    For improvement activities coming from VSM, it is important to start to work against the flow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Value Stream Mapping (VSM), the goal is to identify and eliminate waste in a process. By working against the flow, it means focusing on areas where there are bottlenecks or inefficiencies, and making improvements to streamline the process. This approach helps to identify and address the root causes of waste, leading to more effective improvements. Therefore, starting to work against the flow is important in order to achieve better results in VSM.

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  • 22. 

    It is more important to prepare a robust and complex implementation plan for all improvement activities coming from VSM rather than divide VSM into loops and work quickly on solving particular problems.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer, which is False, is that it is not more important to prepare a robust and complex implementation plan for all improvement activities coming from VSM. Instead, it is more effective to divide VSM into loops and work quickly on solving particular problems. This approach allows for a more iterative and agile implementation process, where immediate actions can be taken to address specific issues and make incremental improvements. A complex implementation plan may be time-consuming and hinder the ability to address urgent problems promptly.

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  • 23. 

    Kaizen bursts show areas of the value stream…

    • A.

      That there are no improvements possible

    • B.

      With identified potential improvements

    • C.

      With identified waste

    • D.

      With the danger of high voltage in the machine

    • E.

      With local responsibility

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. With identified potential improvements
    C. With identified waste
    Explanation
    Kaizen bursts are a visual representation used in lean manufacturing to identify areas of improvement in the value stream. These bursts highlight specific points in the process where potential improvements can be made or waste can be eliminated. By using kaizen bursts, organizations can easily identify and prioritize areas for improvement, leading to increased efficiency and productivity.

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  • 24. 

    VSM shows an association between material flow and …

    • A.

      Departments

    • B.

      Information flow

    • C.

      Costs

    • D.

      Customer satisfaction

    Correct Answer
    B. Information flow
    Explanation
    VSM, or Value Stream Mapping, is a lean management tool used to analyze and improve the flow of materials and information through a process. It helps identify waste and inefficiencies by visually mapping out the current state and future state of the process. In this context, VSM shows an association between material flow and information flow, indicating that the two are interconnected and influence each other within the process. By improving information flow, organizations can enhance material flow and ultimately optimize their processes for better efficiency and effectiveness.

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