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Much more important, these simple maps - often drawn on scrap paper - showed where steps could be eliminated, flows smoothed, and pull systems introduced in order to create a truly lean value stream for each product family.

In 1998 John teamed with Mike Rother of the University of Michigan to write down Toyota''s mapping methodology for the first time in Learning to See. This simple tool makes it possible for you to see through the clutter of a complex plant. You''ll soon be able to identify all of the processing steps along the path from raw materials to finished goods for each product and all of the information flows going back from the customer through the plant and upstream to suppliers. With this knowledge in hand it is much easier to envision a "future state" for each product family in which wasteful actions are eliminated and production can be pulled smoothly ahead by the customer.

In plain language and with detailed drawings, this workbook explains everything you will need to know to create accurate current-state and future- state maps for each of your product families and then to turn the current state into the future state rapidly and sustainably.

In Learning to See you will find:

  • A foreword by Jim Womack and Dan Jones explaining the need for this tool.
  • An introduction by Mike Rother and John Shook describing how they discovered the mapping tool in their study of Toyota.
  • Guidance on identifying your product families.
  • A detailed explanation of how to draw a current-state map.
  • A practice case permitting you to draw a current-state map on your own, with feedback from Mike and John in the appendix on how you did.
  • A detailed explanation of how to draw a future-state map.
  • A second practice case permitting you to draw a future-state map, with "the answer" provided in the appendix.
  • Guidance on how to designate a manager for each value stream.
  • Advice on breaking implementation into easy steps.
  • An explanation of how to use the yearly value stream plan to guide each product family through successive future states.

More than 50,000 copies of Learning to See have been sold in the past two years. Readers from across the world report that value stream mapping has been an invaluable tool to start their lean transformation and to make the best use of kaizen events.

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The journey towards lean can be difficult and filled with obstacles. Where does someone begin? What are the non-value-adding processes that can be eliminated? These are difficult questions to answer if you don’t have the proper tools.

Value stream mapping is an excellent place to start the lean journey and understand the sources of waste in a company’s operation. It’s an overarching product that gives managers and executives a picture of the entire production process, both value and non-value adding activities. Rather than taking a haphazard approach to lean implementation, value stream mapping establishes a direction for the company.

Beginning with a forward by James Womack and Dan Jones, Learning to See breaks down the important concepts of value stream mapping into an easy to understand format. The manual, a Shingo Prize Winner, is filled with actual value stream maps, as well as engaging diagrams and illustrations.

To encourage readers to become actively involved in the learning process, Learning to See contains a case study based on a fictional company - Acme Stamping. The reader begins by mapping the current state of the value stream and looks for all sources of waste in the value stream. After the waste identified, a map is developed with the projected future value stream.

Throughout the manual, Learning to See teaches readers the key concepts of value stream mapping. Written by two experts in the lean field, Mike Rother and John Shook, the workbook makes complicated concepts simple. It teaches reasons for introducing a mapping program and how it fits into a lean conversion.

With this easy to follow and engaging product, a company gets the tools it needs to understand a value stream mapping program, so it can eliminate waste in the production process. Start the lean journey and reduce waste that is costing your company money with value stream mapping.

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QM
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A wasteful book about seeing waste.
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2019
I just received my shrink wrapped copy. Appears to be a well thought out overview - pragmatic and easy to follow. A great resource. It’s ironic that a book on lean methods focusing on eliminating waste is delivered with the colored tabs not spiral bound! At first I... See more
I just received my shrink wrapped copy. Appears to be a well thought out overview - pragmatic and easy to follow. A great resource. It’s ironic that a book on lean methods focusing on eliminating waste is delivered with the colored tabs not spiral bound! At first I thought there was a purpose for this and “wasted” 10 minutes flipping through the book looking for a well thought out reason. Defects are one of the seven forms of waste and arguably the most significant.

I’m exchanging it but I am virtually certain I will receive a similarly defective product. I am “wasting” my time. I’d be ok with this kind of defect for a deeply discounted price and find it hard to believe that an Amazon seller or publisher is not aware of this defect. I will not pay full price for this.
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Fake Copies?
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2019
I think that these book are fake. None of the chapter tabs are connected to this book. I posted a picture of an authentic copy of book versus the one that I received
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Jarrod Pierce
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Great Content - Poor Binding
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2018
5-Stars for the Content: this is a must-have for those looking to reduce waste and leverage Lean in their facility. 1-Star for the Binding: my books came in without the tab dividers actually bound into the book, and they fell out as soon as I opened. All books in my... See more
5-Stars for the Content: this is a must-have for those looking to reduce waste and leverage Lean in their facility.
1-Star for the Binding: my books came in without the tab dividers actually bound into the book, and they fell out as soon as I opened. All books in my order came with the same defect; there is some sad irony in the fact that it wasn''t done right the first time, on time - "Defects" from the TIMWOOD model!
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Roy
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Great textbook
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2009
This is the best book to use to learn value stream mapping, and you can honestly use the insight gained by working through it to improve factory processes. Really. I worked through the book myself over a hotel weekend, and then tried it out, and then read it again. I... See more
This is the best book to use to learn value stream mapping, and you can honestly use the insight gained by working through it to improve factory processes. Really.
I worked through the book myself over a hotel weekend, and then tried it out, and then read it again. I have honestly used Value Stream Mapping to take $5 million + (probably WAY+) worth of stupid out of the processes at my part of a factory that does about $30M per month in sales
The bad:
The book comes with a CD. It''s worthless. If you buy a used copy without the CD, don''t worry about it.

Update: OK, so this was interesting to come across a few years down the road... I bought this book and wrote the preceding review about 5 years ago. I got some very good results out the improvements that eventually came from mapping current state processes, and then mapping the future state, and then getting to work on the differences (lean mfg.). Over the entire factory, the benefit turned out to be a little shy of 10 million dollars. Fast forward five years, and now I''ve got my own operation to run. Obviously, everyone here has read this book. The factory supervisors and the lead men write the current state, and say what needs fixing. The engineers write the future state, and a Project manager figures out how to get there and prioritizes which problems to work in what order. So far, we''ve been able to take 5% out of cost in six months, and that''s only because we don''t have much practice.
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Clar Max
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Don''t Waste Your Money. YouTube Does Better
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
I bought the book to increase my knowledge about value streaming. On a scale of 1 to 10. Where 1 is bad and 10 is great, I''ll give this book a 3 1/2. It''s is not as helpful as the author says. The book didn''t introduce new terms or ideas than what I already knew. In fact,... See more
I bought the book to increase my knowledge about value streaming. On a scale of 1 to 10. Where 1 is bad and 10 is great, I''ll give this book a 3 1/2. It''s is not as helpful as the author says. The book didn''t introduce new terms or ideas than what I already knew. In fact, it does a poor job explaining lead time.
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Matt A.
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Okay basic manufacturing book
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2017
It''s reputation had preceded my purchase of the book. Once I read through it, I was somewhat disappointed in the lack of examples and deeper dive into some of the concepts around available time, shifts, and parallel processes. It is still a good basic book but I guess I... See more
It''s reputation had preceded my purchase of the book. Once I read through it, I was somewhat disappointed in the lack of examples and deeper dive into some of the concepts around available time, shifts, and parallel processes. It is still a good basic book but I guess I had higher expectations given it''s reputation. It is not very helpful for non-manufacturing situations. The concepts can still be applied but there is only one example and it''s a manufacturing one.
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Karen
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Excellent book for workflow processes
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2018
Excellent book for understanding not only what the work flow processes are, but also identifies the waste in the process. Great for working towards the lean six sigma approach in the workplace.
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Renaud ANJORAN
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Very clear step-by-step workbook
Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2013
I saw this book referenced in several other books on the subject of Lean. I thought it was just an explanation of how to draw a value-stream map. Actually, Learning To See is a real workbook. Most of its content explains how to draw a future-state map, step by step.... See more
I saw this book referenced in several other books on the subject of Lean. I thought it was just an explanation of how to draw a value-stream map.
Actually, Learning To See is a real workbook. Most of its content explains how to draw a future-state map, step by step. And then how to link to policy deployment.
Very useful for a practitioner desiring to (1) write a diagnostic, (2) write an appropriate remedy, (3) make it obvious why the remedy is far superior to the current situation, and (4) formalize application of the remedy.
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Mr G
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Really great
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2019
Great book. Down to the basics.
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Alpman
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Everyone should know how to optimise material and information flow
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2014
I was fortunate to be coached in this technique many years ago and soon realised many go look but very few see and understand. The book helps me get the subject over while acting as a handy reference. I would recommend Learning to See to anyone who is serious about...See more
I was fortunate to be coached in this technique many years ago and soon realised many go look but very few see and understand. The book helps me get the subject over while acting as a handy reference. I would recommend Learning to See to anyone who is serious about optimising processes.
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Michael Hill
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Easy to follow
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 23, 2020
Great book to teach value streams to teams. Great insights
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 7, 2016
Quality product and great service
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Supply chain bible.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 28, 2015
Bought for hubby supply chain degree course. Did the job.
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