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Workplace Scoreboards offer a simple way to collect data and share information. In order to improve processes we need to measure performance against the standard. Scoreboards will assist your team in understanding the standard and improving the process. Our pre-designed Scoreboards are printed on white Plexiglass, which is a durable, long-lasting, non-magnetic material. If you […]

Every business uses visual tools and controls to manage workflow, improve safety, maximize productivity and minimize waste. Visual tools provide the answers to the countless questions that arise in the workplace at any given moment. Instead of people answering questions, the workplace answers questions. Visuals and signage are necessary in order to create and sustain […]

The focus of Visual Problem Solving is establishing a framework that can be bolted onto huddle meetings and used as data collection for information and agenda items for process improvement. In order to get actionable ideas you should be focusing on these 7 areas: Background Current Conditions Goals/Target Condition Analysis Proposed Countermeasures Plan Follow-Up and […]

Visual Information is Essential to Make Safe Decisions at Your Facility Make your facility safe — Make it visual!  Engage your staff to actively participate in continuous improvement for your company by creating a visual workplace. Success follows success. As your employees become educated on the principles of Visual Management, they’ll learn to see for […]

Visual Signals are Essential for Effective, Efficient Inventory Control Kaban is the Japanese term for card or signal. It has evolved as a Lean tool to manage inventory based upon customer demand. Traditional inventory systems “push” material from one operation/department to the next. As such, production runs are not based upon customer orders, but rather […]

Visual Process Controls Expose Problems and Drive Implementation Visual process controls are essential to creating real-time feedback. They are also an important component of continuous improvement and performance management. Focusing attention on improvement opportunities, the  quick and easy way to make headway is to identify abnormal processes. Without visual process control, waste is hidden and […]

Visual information is essential in making your facility successful In our workplace, scoreboards also ensure that process performance is meeting expected targets and that deviations are identified and responded to in a timely manner. It is important to ensure that metrics, like quality, delivery, cycle time, waste, productivity and customer satisfaction are aligned with the […]

Standard Work Instructions Make the Process Better, Simpler and Safer Standardized work, once established and displayed at workstations, is the object of continuous improvement. The benefits of standardized work include: • Documentation of the current process for all shifts • Reductions in variability • Easier training of new operators • Reductions in injuries and strain […]

Visual Work Environments Engage Employees and Establish Discipline Territory defines the arrangement of the physical environment where we work and the way we want to do work. It drives discipline and engages employees to have pride in what they do each day. Visual management is an important part of defining our territories and is comprised […]

Leadership Standard Work needs to become the “way we do work.” Leadership = True Teamwork The primary objectives for leadership standard work is to: 1.  Ensure that processes are running as designed 2.  Accommodate opportunities for process improvement on a continual basis Implementing leadership standard work requires a weekly GO SEE or Gemba walk. This […]

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