Visual management is an integral part of a Lean management system. Visual management uses displays, metrics and controls to help establish and maintain continuous flow, and giving everyone a view of the work along the value stream. It includes a set of techniques that make operation standards visible so that people can follow them more easily. These techniques expose waste so that it can be prevented and eliminated.
1. Understand that visual management is an integral part of Lean transformation
2. Familiarize with the common visual tools such as red tagging, activity boards, A3 storyboards, mistake-proofing, one-point lessons, standard work, kanban, etc.
3. Gain knowledge on how to apply visual tools to add structure and stability to operations, reducing variation and increasing efficiency
5S - The foundation for a visual workplace
Types of visual management
Common visual tools
Standard work chart
Takt time versus actual
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