Visuals & Visual Management in Manufacturing Our focus is Visual Management What’s the difference?
1. General information and guidance - Permanent 2. Information - Transient 3. Operational
These are generally signs and markings that inform and guide to Exits, Toilets, Safety, etc Floor markings included, particularly if you are a LEAN operation
Safety signs such as wet floor warnings, Lock-off Tags, and area closed are examples of transient Visuals.
Tool shadow-boards, operation and methodology instructions are examples of Operational Visuals.
Instructions may be printed or enhanced by using digital displays and include video
Visual Management is a business management method that makes important information visible to all.
Information in the form of numbers is very difficult to understand quickly
Information is best presented in the form of graphs & graphics with text secondary
Line charts are typically used to show trends or categories
Consider using a line chart when: - there are many data point - the order of the data is important
Column charts are typically used to show change over a period of time or for comparison
Consider using a column chart: - when the order of values is not important - to display an item count
The cylinder gauge has a variety of properties, some can be changed
– text indicating the value being represented - configurable colours for different levels of value represented
Bar charts can be used when: - the category axis labels are long - the values are duration
Bar Charts are typically used to show change over a period of time or for comparison
Consider using a pie chart when all values are positive
Pie charts are typically used to show the contribution of values to a total
Dynamic colour coding helps make data immediately actionable.
Display Data graphically and textually in real-time for up-to-date information.