Display data on a value stream map

On a value stream map, you can arrange data on a shape and decide whether to show or hide the data or its labels.

Select and arrange data fields on a shape

By default, process shapes and inventory shapes, which also include buffer stock, supermarket, and FIFO shapes, display data on the map after you enter values for any of the following data fields:
Shape Data Fields
  • Cycle Time
  • VA CT
  • NVA CT
  • Changeover
  • Inventory
  • Inv Time

For all other shapes, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Select a shape, and then choose Map > Data Display > Select and Arrange Shape Data.
    Data Display menu
  2. In the Select and Arrange Shape Data dialog box, drag a data field from the list to the shape, and then release the mouse when you determine a location.
    Select and Arrange Shape Data dialog box

    A red line indicates where the data will be displayed beside the shape on the map.

  3. If necessary, select and arrange additional data fields.
  4. Click OK. Data appears beside the shape only if the selected data fields have values.

After you arrange the data on a shape the way you want it, you can save it as a data format that you can apply to other shapes. For information about data formats, go to What is a data format?.

Show or hide data

When you add data to a shape, the value stream map displays the data label and its value beside the shape. You can hide only the data labels for a selected shape, or you can hide all shape data on the map.

  • To hide only the data labels, select a shape, and then choose Map > Data Display > Shape Data Labels.
    In this example, only the data labels, Cycle Time, VA CT, and Operators, are hidden.
    Data labels shown
    Data labels hidden
  • To hide all shape data, choose Map > Data Display > Shape Data.
    In this example, the data labels, Cycle Time, VA CT, and Operators, and their values, are hidden.
    All data shown
    All data hidden
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