Visual Factory Management

Course Description
QSG’s Visual Factory Management course is designed for organizations implementing Lean Manufacturing for the first time, as well as for organizations that have Lean elements in place but are looking for the next step to drive continuous factory improvement. Training covers the step-by-step blueprint for the visual factory to create a high performance workplace.

The Blueprint for the Visual Workplace:

  • Implement Visual Order
  • The Value Stream’s Territory
  • Visual Production Control
  • Visual Quality Control
  • Communication and Visible Progress

Who Should Attend
This course is designed to move an organization to the next level of their Lean factory. It is recommended for Vice Presidents of Operations, Plant Managers, Value Stream Managers, Manufacturing Supervisors, First Line Associates, and Engineering and Quality professionals.

Learning Objectives
During Visual Factory Management training, participants will learn the visual tools and techniques to:

  • Sustain process improvement
  • Communicate goals and objectives
  • Attack waste and solve problems
  • Provide management and value stream associates with instant status reporting.

Participants will also learn to create a visual management template for use in factory value streams.

Course Outline

  • Workplace organization learning objectives
  • 5S process overview
  • Benefits of workplace organization
  • 5S process implementation
    • Sort (organize)
    • Straighten (order)
    • Sweep (clean)
    • Standards
    • Sustain
  • Visual controls overview
    • Process controls
    • Quality controls
    • Work controls
    • Object controls
    • Equipment controls
    • Fixture controls
  • The visual workplace
  • Creating visual controls and job aids
  • Practical exercise: creating visual controls and job aids

Course Format
8 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available at QSG’s training facilities and on-site at your organization

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