Implement systems that enable anyone to immediately assess the status of an operation or process immediately, regardless of their knowledge of the process
See “Normal from Abnormal” and “Are we Winning or Losing”
Visual Management: Visual Management: A system of visual signals (indicators and controls) that conveys system information.
Visual Indicators: A visual signal shows the process’ status in a way that is easy to understand, at a glance.
Visual Controls: A visual signal which indicates desired or required workplace behavior.
Visual Reporting Systems: Tools which visually track system performance, preferably in real time.
- Visual Management highlights abnormal conditions at a glance.
- Visual Management allows for more consistent communications (little interpretation is necessary).
- Visual Management allows for rapid response to abnormal conditions.
- Visual Management guides desired behaviors.
- Visual displays/scoreboards relate information and data to employees in their area through the use of charts, graphs, and process documentation.
Our method of workplace organization is a structured and disciplined method of organizing and running the workplace, factory, office, or service sector activity: for improved productivity, safety, and quality at reduced cost and higher efficiency.
Our 5S quality tool is derived from five Japanese terms beginning with the letter “S” used to create a workplace suited for visual control and lean production.
Sort (Seiri) means to separate needed tools, parts, and instruction from unneeded materials and to remove the latter.
Set-in-order (Seiton) means to neatly arrange and identify parts and tools for ease of use.
Shine (Seiso) means to conduct a cleanup campaign.
Standardize (Seiketsu) means to conduct sort, simplify, and scrub activities at frequent intervals to maintain a workplace in perfect condition.
Sustain (Shitsuke) means to form the habit of always following the first four steps.
We leverage the practice of grouping machines or tasks by type of operation performed. Generally, a horseshoe or U shaped work area layout that enables workers to easily move from one process to another in close proximity and pass parts between workers with minimal effort. “Cells” typically focus on the production of specific models in “part families,” but can be adjusted to many different products as needed.
Our main objective of the facility layout planning is to design effective workflow as to make equipment and workers more productive. Business owners have a range of options to choose from when it comes to designing their facilities’ layout, depending on the total size of the buildings, yards and other spaces they have to work with. We will assist you to make the correct layout selection and set up facilities in such a way as to minimize the travel or holding time of semi finished goods between different stations.
Implementation of our effective facility layout ensures that there is a smooth and steady flow of production material, equipment, and manpower at minimum cost. For your organization to have an effective and efficient manufacturing unit, it is important that special attention is given to facility layout.