to be clear about what you’re trying to accomplish
to monitor the performance of a process and expose abnormal conditions so that appropriate action is taken quickly
to prevent problems rather than just reacting to them
To be truly effective Visual Management Systems (VMS) need to be an integrated part of continuous improvement culture, with the objective being to manage processes in real-time. VMS takes time, effort and persistence in order to become an integral part of a business system before you can gain the full benefits.
The benefits of VMS
People will be able to:
Set up a management structure to enable them to see ‘at-a-glance’ what is going on in theirr processes
More efficiently manage team activities
Understand how to structure a visual management board
Gain clarity of purpose and transparency of the process
Team members will:
Team members will feel more engaged in the process
They will have a new visual way of working
Team meetings can become more effective and stimulating
Teams will have access to the latest information
Good for the Organisation.
Senior teams will now be able to ‘go to gemba’ – i.e. ‘go, look, see’ where the work is taking place. This means greater transparency, instant access to critical information and ‘at-a-glance’ project status so they know exactly what is going on.
In addition, leadership will have confidence that team leaders are fully informed and taking the right actions in an open and transparent structure.
Plus. an organisation where monitoring and measuring is on-going means there is a much better chance of preventing problems, rather than just reacting to them.
How we work with clients
Creating a culture for effective visual management
Run a workshop with the leadership team to create the culture for a sustainable visual management system
Understanding the way the process is performing
Assist with identifying measures for a VMS
Create methods to control the operation of processes
Setting up visual management systems
Advise on how abnormalities can be signalled
Help create standard operating procedures
Create a visual management display board
Running visual management meetings
Identifying the required behaviours for effective meetings
Advising on how to run a visual management meeting