IMPLEMENT VISUAL MANAGEMENT TO MAKE
DEVIATIONS VISIBLE & FACILITATE ADJUSTMENT
1. LEARN BY YOURSELF & CHALLENGE YOUR WAY OF DOING
Make every area of the site (workshop, workstation, office, canteen, toilet...) safe, attractive & efficient, intuitive, reducing wastages & unstabilities.
Quick learning (2'33'') :
Learning (8'26'') :
The visual management is used to understand the company, its organization, its performance, its rules, using pictures, diagrams, graphs, focusing on visuals instead of texts. Visual management avoids ambiguities, allows to save time and make the deviations obvious.
Visual management is a corporate culture deployed at all, from workstation to the whole company and must be visible from all. Indeed, it is strongly advice to draw symbols instead of writing any text. We will always use the color and graphical representations that attract the eye and favor an immediate and global perception of the result.
Safety (danger zone, exit paths/door...)
Quality (red for non quality, red boxes...)
Floor marking: machine, workstation, tool zoning, alley zoning, safety & quality
Production line/Workstation visual management: tool position, production standard, workstation position, dashboard, team performance board.
Process: kanban, lot constitution box, leveling box.
All the cleanliness routines (5S) of the factory.
The general purpose is to find ways to make the deviations and the problems visible to all.
A good visual management consists of drawings, symbols, color codes. Avoid visual management glut. It is intuitive and understandable from all, even non experimented persons. For a proper implementation, training is essential.
- Zoning, positioning each area/machine/tool/workstation.
- Labeling each each area/machine/tool/workstation.
- A coherence has been developed through the organisation regarding visual management (color & sign used standardized)
- Setting up routines to respect them. Coherence is audited.
- Visual management is kept up to date. Marks of previous version have been properly cleaned. There are routines that allow to improve the existing visual management
2. COPY & IMPROVE ASSOCIATED BEST PRACTICES
Practice from: Benchmark
What: Visual management good practices
Gains: Make visible deviations
Practice from: CMW factory
Contact: Peter Geng
What: Pedestrian path
Gains: Safety, visibility
Assessment: opex E to D level
Practice from: Benchmark
What: safety logo to be use where you need safety equipment to work
Assessment: Opex E to D level
Practice from: AML factory
Contact: Eric Nef
What: tools for reworking area
Gains: organize the work place
Assessment: Opex P1 from D to C
3. GO FURTHER WITH OUR COACHING OFFER
Please contact: CMW factory
4. VALIDATE YOUR SKILLS
Competency = to promote the visual management to turn abnormalities visible [CIPV]
5. EVALUATE YOUR ORGANIZATION
Assessment = OPEX
Chapter = P1