What Is Makigami?
Makigami is -at first- a Process Mapping technique
Makigami literally means: ‘Role of Paper’ in Japanese.
But it is also the ‘Action Script’ to the Ninja (who holds this as role of paper in front of him).
It contains ‘the Golden Rules’ –the basic principles– the actions that really matter…
Makigami can improve ANY process in ANY environment
Offices, hospitals, laboratories: any place where processes are not directly visible or physical.
Makigami is a Team Tool
People working in your company know what’s going on, what works and what doesn’t. No expert can ever reach this level of company specific knowledge. By structuring the companies knowledge the impossible becomes possible!
Makigami leads to Breakthrough Improvements
Makigami is not a kaizen tool. It is a kaikaku tool: It results in large breakthrough improvements. The ‘Future State’ process can be continuously improved further by kaizen activities.
Will Makigami suite your needs?
Fundamental improvements without Capital Investments
Kaizen is about Small Steps… Makigami about breakthrough changes.
Regular or VERY special business… Makigami will work for you.
Your own people are the experts. Use their expertise, but use it in the correct way.
First simplify and stabilize your processes before implementing (more) software. Software can cope with QUANTITY, where makigami delivers QUALITY of the process.
If you dare to take a leap, makigami will visualize, analyse and improve ANY business process, involving those who have to do it. Doing it right, you may expect fabulous results.
Process Improvement Booster Week
After our long years experience, we enhanced the application of the technique. As a result, it is now possible to make quite deep analyses of the current state and redesign for the future state, within as little as one week.
In such ‘booster-weeks’, up to 6 simultaneous cross functional teams can analyse up to 6 processes. At the end of the week, they each present a 100-day implementation plan.
The participants will learn the Makigami-method, working on their own business process.
The proposed new way of working is presented to all stakeholders. and the formal ‘Go’ to implement is given.
After a successful one week ‘makigami workshop’, the teams proudly present their findings and results and request the ‘Go’ for implementation.