Where does Makigami Originates from?
Right you see, as far as we know, the first ‘value stream map for offices’. It was made in 1996 by Okamura-san at Fujico (Japan). Compare the size of the door at the left!
After 10 years it was still being improved, as we could see during a visit in December, 2006
Okamura San during a Masterclass in Tokijo 2006
The first ever made makigami in 1996 at Fujico (Japan)
This Fujico Makigami could be considered to be ‘The mother of all Makigami’s’.
It was the inspiration to Arno Koch‘s development of the Makigami Process Improvement methodology.
Systemic (or Holistic) approach
The Makigami Method is a simple and easy to use tool. However, it is the basic vehicle towards a completely different approach of support- and administrative organizations. As such, it is the key-instrument towards a systemic -or if you wish a holistic- view of the organization and its surrounding. Well performed sessions can be the startpoint to the true next level of successful organizations.