Value Stream Mapping

and Toyota Kata

3.

Kata Creates

Culture

5.

The TK

Starter Kata

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The_TK_Starter_Kata.html

Value Stream Mapping

Supporting Materials

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Extras

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1.

Improvement Kata

The_Improvement_Kata.html

Challenge

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2.

Coaching

Kata

The_Coaching_Kata.html

4.

Getting

Started

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TOYOTA

KATA

The

Improvement

Kata Exercise

The_IK_Exercise.html
Homepage.html
 

Learning to See (which I co-authored with John Shook

and Jim Womack), is a popular instruction manual

for Value Stream Mapping (VSM). Since the book’s

publication in 1999 VSM has become the tool for

analyzing & designing work flows at the door-to-door

system level.


But what do you do once you have a future state map

with your design for an improved value stream? That’s

where Toyota Kata comes in and helps you turn what

your map depicts into reality. VSM provides a sense

of direction, and Toyota Kata gets you there.


Toyota Kata springs from my research after writing Learning to See, which was about

how Toyota pursues challenging goals ... such as a future state value stream design.

Toyota Kata Culture (TKC) is my follow-on publication to Learning to See, picking up

where LTS left off. The two books go together as a set.


A future-state value stream design involves multiple departments, processes and

people. TKC illustrates how to coordinate and align that effort, while simultaneously

developing everyone’s scientific-thinking skills.


Click through the presentation below to learn more about using value stream

mapping together with Toyota Kata.

Toyota Kata Culture: A follow-on to Learning to See