This pocket guide was developed as part of a training system that any trainer with Lean Tools knowledge and experience can use to promote student understanding and shop floor application.
Lean thinking is the practice of adapting and applying Lean principles to daily decisions. This book serves as a practical resource for anyone looking to do just that. Through illustrative examples and clear explanations of Lean concepts, Womack and Jones provide readers with the tools needed to holistically implement Lean at the personal and team levels.
However, this step is not easy. Value stream mapping is a lengthy process of investigation, analysis, discussion, and design that could easily take years without structure. Successful value stream mapping requires sustained focus, intensity, and inquisitive thought across teams.
Learning to See is a spiral-bound workbook for Lean practitioners that guides you step-by-step through the process of value stream mapping. This book would be helpful for anyone looking to infuse structure and Lean principles into their value stream mapping exercise.