Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate MUDA / Edition 1by Mike Rother
Pub. Date: 06/01/1999
Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute, Incorporated
The Lean Enterprise Institute is a non-profit education and research organization founded in 1997 to promote the principles of lean thinking in every aspect of business and across a wide range of manufacturing and service industries. A major LEI objective is to create a full set of tools for lean thinkers to use in transforming traditional businesses.
The first tool in the lean tool kit is value stream mapping at the facility level as explained in Learning to See. Future tools presented in workbook form will include: lean scheduling; information management; accounting and performance metrics; supplier development; physical distribution, customer development; policy deployment; and mapping of entire value streams from concept to launch, and from raw materials into customer use.
The lean tool kit is intended to be a dynamic and continually evolving means of sharing knowledge between lean thinkers. We value your feedback on the tools and encourage you to share your experiences in using them.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Jim Womack & Dan Jones
Part I: Getting Started
What is Value Stream Mapping?
Material and Information Flow
Selecting a Product Family
The Value Stream Manager
Using the Mapping Tool
Part II: The Current-State Map
Drawing the Current-State Map
Part III: What Makes a Value Stream Lean?
Characteristics of a Lean Value Stream
Part IV: The Future-State Map
Drawing the Future-State Map
Part V: Achieving the Future State
Breaking Implementation Into Steps
The Value Stream Plan
Value Stream Improvement is Management's Job
Appendix A: Mapping Icons (also inside back cover)
Appendix B: Current-State Map For TWI Industries
Appendix C: Future-State Map For TWI Industries
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