Learn about visual controls and how they are designed to represent the status of standards at-a-glance in the workplace.
Understand concepts of lean management. Learn how lean management differs from traditional management behavior. Recognize the three technical elements necessary to create a lean culture: 1) visual controls, 2) leader standard work, 3) daily accountability. Discover how a lean team leader differs from other organizations.
Discover how creating a “visual workplace” was essential for creating teamwork and accountability at the Lean Donut Shop. We used a kanban wall for all kitchen prep activities so that anyone in the business could determine at-a-glance exactly what work had to be performed. Before this the work was “invisible” in the head of primarily one employee. By standardizing the work and making it visual, we were then able to function more like a team and share the responsibilities of the kitchen.
Learn the TWO characteristics that can take your kaizen culture next-level, and make work easy for everyone. Working at a lean organization should be so easy it’s like going back to Kindergarten–so easy a child can do it! This happens when simplicity and visual design is incorporated into every detail of your work.