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A Value Stream Improvement Kit for the Office and Services


ISBN: 978-1934109168

Published: April 2007

Author: Beau Keyte, David Verble, Guy Parsons, Jim Luckman, John Shook, Kirk Paluska, Tom Shuker

Pages: 350

Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute


Mapping to See: Value-Stream Improvement for the Office and Services is a complete training solution, designed to teach proven VSI methods to office and service environments in companies of all sizes. The kit is based on the value stream improvement project experience of some of the most seasoned veterans working in lean today. The process and tools they share have been developed over hundreds of projects in virtually every type of industry.

The Mapping to See kit is based on the same easy-to-use format as the successful Training To See kit, and provides even more help for both the new and experienced trainer/facilitator. The kit includes everything you need to:

  • Select and scope a value-stream improvement (VSI) project that really matters to the business.
  • Conduct a training workshop for all of the key people in the VSI project that produces a current-state map that clearly identifies problems in your process flow, a vision of the future state that is reviewed by leadership, and a detailed action plan with a management commitment to support the recommended value stream changes.
  • Produce a 60- to 90-day implementation plan that creates meaningful and sustained business results.

The MTS kit helps you to train people in all parts of a VSI project, including VSM and more. The kit is based on the principle that VSM makes the greatest impact when it helps real people dramatically improve real value streams that have a real impact on the heart of their business.

The MTS kit gives you an efficient way to properly train your people to conduct VSI projects in any part of your business. For the purchase price of £630 you receive everything you need to train up to 20 people. (By purchasing additional Participant Guides you can deliver consistent VSI project training to all levels of your organization.)

The MTS Kit includes:

MTS Faciliator Guide

Facilitator Guide – everything you need to plan and deliver the training necessary to execute a Value Stream Improvement project. The guide includes:

Recommended session designs that have been tested and proven in hundreds of project situations and functional areas

Step-by-step training delivery instructions that tell you what to show, do, and say

Key learning points for every visual and exercise

Optional scripted comments that may be particularly helpful when you deliver the materials for the first time

Slides for every concept and step in a VSI project/VSM workshop designed in LEI’s professional, yet engaging style

Optional visuals for customized presentations to accommodate different project situations and audiences

In-depth VSI project/VSM content for further reading


Presentation Materials CD – includes all of the PowerPoint slides used in every phase of the project and workshop divided into five decks:

Project Preparation

Module 1: Current-State Mapping

Module 2: Future-State Mapping

Module 3: Implementation Planning

Project Preparation

Deep Dive Resource Visuals

Within each section are working Word and Excel template versions of every form, worksheet, or table used in every phase of a VSI project

Participant Guides

Mapping to See Process Overview DVD

Kit Carrying Case

 MTS Guide  MTS Process DVD  MTS Bag

Includes all of the slides, handouts, and worksheets used in the VSM workshop (172 pages). Additional Participant Guides can be purchased separately.

A 20-minute DVD, with Jim Womack, Founder and Chairman of LEI, and Guy Parsons of the Mapping to See development team. It provides a graphical overview of the entire VSI process with invaluable facilitator/team tips. It shows the entire process played out, while giving a very clear description of the expected outcomes of every major step along the way. It demystifies both the process and a facilitator’s critical role in it. Great for workshop participants as well.

A generously sized and rugged carrying bag that holds the entire kit, with room for additional workshop supplies.

**Item will be shipped direct from the publisher so may take slightly longer than our usual delivery times

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Weight 2.5 kg

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