Current State or “As Is” Map

Taken from Value Stream Mapping, (VSM) the “Current State Map” shows the value stream or process map as it is operating right now.

Comments: Very often the “Current State Map” will illustrate significant differences between how things are in reality and the documented processes and procedures.

The “Current State Map” is used as a springboard for creating an “Ideal State Map” which (with significant improvements) removes wasteful practices from the value stream.