Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights video seriesthis program explains how visual controls are developed and used in a factory environment to help identify production problems quickly. In the program examples, you will see visual controls used to manage inventory, schedule maintenance, and clearly mark machine and tool locations. Other examples show the benefits of posting key goals and the motivational effects of successful communication.
This program shows what the typical worker reaction is to using visual controls, and what steps are needed to help sustain the gains received after implementation. The program also explains that the use of visual controls needs to be part of a much larger lean manufacturing effort.
Several examples of visual controls are shown at different locations:
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By George N Bullen FSME