Six Sigma DMAIC Process - Analyze Phase - As Is Process Map
As Is Process Map/Process Mapping is a graphical representation of all the activities carried out to deliver output for a process. It tells us all the activities being carried out to obtain the output. It also discusses on what all are the inputs going to deliver the output. It suggests which inputs are controllable and which are not in our control. It gives a list of critical inputs. It shares which of these activities are value added and which are non value added, the various handoffs and the opportunities to eliminate steps. It helps to determine the bottlenecks. It provides data collection points existing against those required. It also helps in identifying the efficiency of the process, as we capture the processing time for each activity.
Example of Mapping the AS IS processes to the micro level: