Creating Visual Management
Whilst many organisations have recognised the wide-ranging benefits of becoming lean, very few companies truly understand exactly what it entails, resulting in the omission of critical lean elements. By contrast, authentic lean enterprises have commitment at all levels of the organisation, generating a top-to-bottom desire for improvement - and it is often said that ‘the lean workplace is the visual workplace’.
In this context, Visual Management provides a mechanism that depicts the current situation within an organisation, allowing anyone to understand that situation and take consequent action. This case study focuses on how Visual Management can be implemented across multiple sites.