VISUAL FACTORY

IMPLEMENT VISUAL MANAGEMENT TO MAKE
DEVIATIONS VISIBLE & FACILITATE ADJUSTMENT

1. LEARN BY YOURSELF & CHALLENGE YOUR WAY OF DOING

 

WHY

Make every area of the site (workshop, workstation, office, canteen, toilet...) safe, attractive & efficient, intuitive, reducing wastages & unstabilities.

BENEFITS
  • Strengthen membership and promote participation by quick and easy access to information.

  • Make visible deviations from the rules to facilitate adjustment.

Quick learning (2'33'') :

Learning (8'26'') :

WHAT

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.

HOW

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.

  1. ​Zoning, positioning each area/machine/tool/workstation.
  2. Labeling each each area/machine/tool/workstation.
  3. A coherence has been developed through the organisation regarding visual management (color & sign used standardized)
  4. Setting up routines to respect them. Coherence is audited.
  5. 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

Contact: none

What: Visual management good practices

Gains: Make visible deviations

Assessment: none

Practice from: CMW factory

Contact: Peter Geng

What: Pedestrian path

Gains: Safety, visibility

Assessment: opex E to D level

Practice from: Benchmark

Contact: none

What: safety logo to be use where you need safety equipment to work

Gains: standard

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

Practice from: AML factory

Contact: Arnaud Bertrand

What: standard to define rules for visual management in a factory

Gains: duplication, coherency

Assessment: Opex P1 from E to D

Practice from: DPR

Contact

What: DPR requirement

Gains

Assessment level: 

 

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

 

6. SHARE WITH US YOUR PRACTICE

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