Chapter 20

Visual Management

Visual Management System Components

There are several levels of visual factory management or visual management systems within a Lean enterprise.

Visual management systems are made up of the following components (see Figure 20.1):

Figure 20.1 Visual management pyramid. (Source: BIG Training Materials.)

1. 5S

2. Visual displays

3. Visual controls

Visual Management Is Management by Sight

Visual management is a work area that is:

1. Self-explaining

2. Self-regulating

3. Self-improving

And where what is supposed to happen does happen, on time, every time.

■ A capable repeatable system or process.

■ Techniques that help ...

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