“What is visual management?”
“How do you define it?”
These are questions we get asked a lot here at Clarity so we wanted to ensure everyone has a clear understanding of this vital Lean tool! Implementing visual management is a sure-fire way of maximising your staff engagement and making the most of your Lean activities.
Read more from Clarity and learn exactly how we define visual management…
Put simply, visual management is both a tool and a concept in the world of Lean. The concept of visual management is that everyone entering a workplace should be able to see, understand and be able to manage every element of a process ‘at a glance’. It’s the visual element which enables this to happen as information presented visually is processed over 60,000 times faster than text. A workplace which is effectively managed visually should have each and every one of its processes assessed at a glance.
Visual management as a tool in Lean is about using visual management products in order to facilitate a visual workplace, these products are typically visual management boards, SOP displays, magnetic overlays or products that facilitate 5S programs such as shadow boards and cleaning stations.
It’s easy to see how these products help create a visual workplace, their bold design and clear layouts enable viewing and understanding the information effortlessly, they also transcend language barriers which is an essential feature for global & multisite operations with continuous improvement managed centrally from one location.
Our Consultant says…
Visual management is the go-getter of Lean, the vital ingredients that engage your people to make Lean work.
Do you need some help to take the next step?
Here at ClarityVM Consulting, we coach clients both far and wide about how they can use a Lean programme and visual management to achieve their goals, exceed their targets and make financial savings which would otherwise be lost to waste. We work with our clients to create a bespoke strategy that ensures Lean is set up for success before providing specific, high-quality visual management products to sustain the initiative and make Lean work in the organisation long-term.
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