Real Lean Transformation

Real Lean Update: Designing Visual Management

BSM consultant Noelani Roy succinctly describes the key components of effective Visual Management in a September 2017 blog post: 

Visual management is an integral part of a Lean Laboratory. It unites personnel around a common goal, ensures that critical information is disseminated, and keeps the lab running smoothly. When a visual management board is well designed, anyone should be able to walk in and have a clear understanding of the labs operational status and current performance.

In order to design a sustainable and helpful visual board, ask yourself three questions:

  1. What is the goal of the board?
  2. Who will be using the board?
  3. What information do they need to accomplish the goal?

Too much information can be the death of a visual board, so it’s important to focus on providing the key players the information they need to accomplish their goal.

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