Three Effective Visual Management Solutions
Strategic philosophies or practices such as Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Total QualityManagement and Continuous Improvement are used by many organizations to help improve processes,drive productivity and maintain a competitive edge in today’s ever‐increasing global economy. Despitevarying concepts, each practice uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to assess, analyze and trackbusiness manufacturing processes. Even if an organization does not employ formal continuousimprovement initiatives, efficiency gains can still be realized by borrowing lessons learned through thevisual management techniques of those processes. This white paper discusses three common visualmanagement solutions for displaying KPIs and andon messages in order to drive productivity andimprove profitability.