Access your Value Streams from Anywhere and at Any Time
Polaris VSM is a web- and cloud-based software and can be used on desktops and laptops in all common browsers and on all mobile devices - without complex installation.
Map your value streams on large screens directly on the shop floor or on small smart devices such as tablets and edit them on the move if required because of its responsive design.
The application data is managed in Polaris VSM in a secure, scalable cloud platform, protected by up-to-date infrastructures for access and identity control.
Digital Value Stream
Paperless modeling of value stream mapping. New users can be easily added via a licensing model. Touch-based input on smart devices or laptops with mouse and keyboard.
Cloud- & Web-based
Cloud and web-based and responsive browser application with no complex and local installation. Access your value stream projects from any device,
regardless of location, and at any time. Cloud-based architecture for easy connection to shop floor systems.
Mapping Value Streams and Supply Chain via Multilevel Value Streams
Combine sections of your value stream into a value chain. The value stream analysis software of Polaris VSM considers the dependencies of these subsections of your value stream based on the data stored in the system. In addition, you can group sub-processes to obtain a better overview without losing the level of detail.
Identify targeted correlations, work out the right starting point for changes, and provide concrete feedback on optimization proposals for critical production steps.
Value Stream Mapping
Use different types of process to map and analyse the map.
Use different types of icons to efficiently visualize the process map.
Supply Chain Mapping
Map your full supply chain using the hierarchy model.
Show each entity in your value stream.
Track and Evaluate easily with KAIZEN and KANBAN Methods
Continuously monitor the improvement measures implemented with KAIZEN in your organization or on the shop floor. Evaluate the actions taken using the integrated PDCA method and track the progress of implementing of your measures immediately using the KANBAN boards.
Easily integrate all process participants in your organization and promote teamwork to enable continuous improvement of business-critical processes with complete transparency.
KAIZEN & KANBAN
Improve your processes with specific goal in mind. Manage and improve work across your system by tracking and assigning actions to your team.
Investigate and try multiple solutions on a controlled scale environment.
Calculate, Validate, and Visualize your Key Figures with the Formula System
Compare your current and future value stream version digitally using key figures, validate different value stream scenarios, or visualize the effects of measures taken.
Calculate the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with the formula system during the value stream analysis using existing or individually stored formulas. Visualize your analysis, prepare progress reports and see immediately what the current status is.
Calculate the main KPIs using built-in formulas efficiently.
Know the logic behind the calculation with the formulation sheet.
Visualize the KPIs ( lead time, cycle time.. etc) using the Yamzumi and the timeline.
Simple Data Acquisition and Targeted Addition of Value Stream Components
Attach additional information to each value stream component drawn and enter further input parameters via the dialog mask to have all the essential data for the respective value stream component "at hand".
Read the most important KPIs directly from the value stream and extend value stream components with data boxes specially designed for touch screen devices.
Save time during data processing. Quickly enter and edit your data in Polaris VSM. Table views can be filtered, copied, pasted, or exported to other platforms such as Excel, Power BI… etc.
Parameters & Attribute
Use different parameters to calculate your main KPIs.
Check the logic behind your calculation.
Data Analysis & Report Customization
Customize reports using calculated KPIs. Export the data to other analyzing platforms such as Excel and Power BI.
Versioning of your Value Stream Data: Tracking Changes to the Value Stream
Secure all changes to value streams by versioning.
Input or output values can be observed over time to ensure that all your recorded data is available and that the corresponding process documentation is guaranteed. It is possible to record revision levels on request via the version history.
Record and document your changes to the value stream.
View previous changes to the value stream in the history.
Value Streams Comparison & Customization
Compare your value stream versions. Achieve your to be status by comparing your value streams in order to identify the potential for improvement.