By Mike Rother, John Shook
Even more vital, those easy maps - frequently drawn on scrap paper - confirmed the place steps may be eradicated, flows smoothed, and pull platforms brought as a way to create a really lean worth flow for every product family.
In 1998 John teamed with Mike Rother of the college of Michigan to write Toyota's mapping method for the 1st time in Learning to See. this easy instrument permits you to work out during the muddle of a fancy plant. you will soon have the capacity to establish all the processing steps alongside the trail from uncooked fabrics to accomplished items for every product and the entire details flows going again from the client throughout the plant and upstream to providers. With this information in hand it really is a lot more straightforward to ascertain a "future kingdom" for every product kinfolk during which wasteful activities are eradicated and creation will be pulled easily forward by way of the customer.
In undeniable language and with specific drawings, this workbook explains every little thing it is important to recognize to create exact current-state and destiny- kingdom maps for every of your product households after which to show the present nation into the long run nation swiftly and sustainably.
In Learning to See you'll find:
- A foreword by way of Jim Womack and Dan Jones explaining the necessity for this tool.
- An advent through Mike Rother and John Shook describing how they found the mapping instrument of their research of Toyota.
- Guidance on choosing your product families.
- A particular clarification of ways to attract a current-state map.
- A perform case allowing you to attract a current-state map by yourself, with suggestions from Mike and John within the appendix on the way you did.
- A special clarification of the way to attract a future-state map.
- A moment perform case allowing you to attract a future-state map, with "the solution" supplied within the appendix.
- Guidance on tips to designate a supervisor for every price stream.
- Advice on breaking implementation into effortless steps.
- An clarification of the way to exploit the once a year price movement plan to lead every one product relatives via successive destiny states.
More than 50,000 copies of Learning to See were offered some time past years. Readers from internationally record that worth move mapping has been a useful instrument to begin their lean transformation and to make the easiest use of kaizen events.