A value stream map is a tool used in lean manufacturing to identify and communicate the value-producing processes within a factory. Value stream maps utilize a standard set of industry recognized symbols to map out the plant’s processes, from raw material to finished product.
The following list of symbols are used in the creation of value stream maps. All images are free to use and distribute. You can click on the symbol to make it bigger, or right-click and save it to use it in Excel or any other software that will accepts .jpg value stream mapping symbols.