BE815 The Visual Workplace
When you walk into a lean organization, you can see it. There’s no clutter. Everything has its place. Lean becomes a visual calling card of the organization. But of course, it’s more than just appearances. The idea of the Visual Workplace is used by many organizations to establish an efficient, safe, and ergonomic workplace. It also enables you to achieve adherence to standards and ultimately eliminates process errors, unneeded walking, searching, and waiting. Using better organization, visual communication, layout design, and a culture of self-discipline and teamwork the Visual Workplace is a powerful system. This workshop will show you the finer points of implementing a successful Visual Workplace program that will transform the workplace – and succeed in the future. Upon completion participants will be ready to launch the system in their own workplace.
What You Cover
- The Lean Hierarchy of Control
- The principles of 5S, Kanban, Visual Metrics and Mistake Proofing
- Performing a Workplace Scan
- Sort through & Sort Out (Eliminating what is not needed)
- Set-In-Order & Set Limits (Creating an orderly and efficient workplace)
- Shine (Creating an environment that is great to work in)
- Standardize (Maintaining the gains)
- Sustain (Getting total employee involvement)
How You Benefit
- Learn how to prepare and implement a 5S project
- How to apply visual controls and mistake proofing in a variety of workplaces
- Initiate a personal place for launching a Visual Workplace system in your workplace
Instructor: Tom Fabrizio
Tom Fabrizio, president and founder of Lean Manufacturing Tools, LLC and a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE), has been teaching leadership, team development, and Just-In-Time systems for over 25 years. He received his original Lean training from first-generation experts, including Dr. Shigeo Shingo (co-architect of The Toyota Production System), Hiroyuki Hirano (author and noted JIT expert), Dr. Ryuji Fukuda (member of The Sigma Project in Japan and winner of the Deming Prize), and TPM experts from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. Mr. Fabrizio holds an undergraduate engineering degree, a MEd, and a law degree. He has authored several books and training programs about Lean.
Laptop recommended for this class (each in-class work group will need on person with a laptop.
Interested in bringing this program onsite to your organization? Please contact Kristen Pedersen.
Applies Towards the Follow Certificate(s)