Lean Thinking

Learning to See book cover - authors Mike Rother and John Shook

Authors: Mike RotherJohn Shook

Description: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate MUDA

Resume: In 1998 John Shook and Rother write down Toyota’s mapping methodology for the first time in Learning to See. The 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 an explanation of the need for this tool and how the authors discovered the mapping tool in their study of Toyota. You will encounter the guidance on identifying your product families and a detailed explanation of how to draw a current- state and future-state map combined with practice cases. The book also explains how to use the yearly value stream plan to guide each product family to successive future states.

Sold in more than 50,000 copies of Learning to See, readers worldwide report that value stream mapping was of great use for their lean transformation and kaizen events.