Common shapes for a value stream map are categorized as Basic Shapes, Inventory Shapes, Transport Shapes, and Scheduling Shapes shapes.
Complete the following steps to add shapes and connectors to your process map.
To quickly connect shapes at their anchor points, select a shape on the map, select the arrow in the direction where you want to place the new shape, then choose the shape. Engage automatically connects and anchors the new shape to the existing shape.
You can customize the appearance of the shapes and connectors. You can customize individual items or you can set a format to use as the default.
To create a set of reusable formatting options, go to Create and edit a Quick Format.
To save time, you can use Multi-Insert to add the same shape or connector to the map multiple times.
By default, when you resize a department or a phase, the shapes inside it move to stay within the borders. To resize a department or phase without regard to borders, press the Alt key as you drag the selection handle.
Watch a video to learn more about process maps.
Watch a video to learn more about value stream maps.