Gemba Research Launches iGrafx/Value Stream Mapping Course Series

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Gemba Research is launching a new seminar: Value Stream Mapping with iGrafx Flowcharter

Washington lean manufacturing consultancy Gemba Research announced their new seminar, Value Stream Mapping with iGrafx Flowcharter.

Taught by Iain Johnstone of Gemba Research, the seminar teaches the concepts and functions of Value Stream Mapping contained in iGrafx Flowcharter. Participants will learn the fundamentals of VSM, be able to identify wastes in business processes and successfully demonstrate the use of the iGrafx Flowcharter VSM functions.

As essential part of any Lean effort is the creation of Value Stream Maps. A current Value Stream Map can identify wastes and redundancies in business processes.

Gemba Research has partnered with iGrafx, a leading provider of Business Process Analysis software tools to offer a suite of Value Stream Mapping and process analysis software solutions and training courses. iGrafx products have a wide user base including more then 2/3 of the Fortune 100 companies particularly in support of Lean, Six Sigma, ISO, and Process Improvement initiatives.

The two day seminar on the Value Stream Mapping capabilities of iGrafx Flowcharter is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29th -30th at iGrafx’s main office, SW Mohawk Street Tualatin, OR 97062

For more information, and to sign up for this two day class, go to


Gemba Research helps companies develop a culture of continuous improvement by teaching them Lean thinking. Offering workshops, products and tours abroad, Gemba helps companies streamline through a focus on people, process and profit.


iGrafx® Process™ 2005 for Six Sigma is the foremost process analysis tool specifically designed to help the Six Sigma community achieve superior results from their projects. Now, with powerful new value stream mapping capabilities combined with swimlane® process mapping, intuitive DOE and flawless integrations with JMP™ and MINITAB® you can obtain new insights into processes that enable you to reduce inventory, lower cycle time, eliminate risk and reduce overall project timeframes.


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