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Muchimportant, 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 familyInJohn 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 customerIn 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 sustainablyIn Learning to See you will find A foreword by Jim Womack and Dan Jones explaining the need for this toolAn introduction by Mike Rother and John Shook describing how they discovered the mapping tool in their study of ToyotaGuidance on identifying your product familiesA detailed explanation of how to draw a current state mapA 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 didA detailed explanation of how to draw a future state mapA second practice case permitting you to draw a future state map, with the answer provided in the appendixGuidance on how to designate a manager for each value streamAdvice on breaking implementation into easy stepsAn explanation of how to use the yearly value stream plan to guide each product family through successive future statesMore than , 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