Basic Process Improvement Visual Management

5th of 5 Articles in this series

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Basic Process Improvement Visual Management details the three basic visual management added used when implementing basic process improvement.

BASIC PROCESS IMPROVEMENT VISUAL MANAGEMENT

The Focus Chart

visual management Focus chart

The measures in the Focus Chart are determined by the Work Team and are based on the themes and objectives defined by the Management Team. Teams will have multiple focus charts, although np more than four are recommended.

Teams at all levels monitor performance and initiate BPI activities to further improve performance. BPI activities should be aligned with a focus chart metric.

These charts should be provided to teams as pre-printed large format posters. 

BASIC PROCESS IMPROVEMENT VISUAL MANAGEMENT

Opportunity Board

visual management opportunity chart

Measure the number of innovations opportunities offered and the number acted upon.

Once the opportunities are listed the next level team approves and priorities the ideas.

Once approved an A3 is initiated and the improvement opportunity undertaken.

These charts should be provided to teams as pre-printed large format posters.

BASIC PROCESS IMPROVEMENT VISUAL MANAGEMENT

Action Planner

visual management action planner

From (a) the Focus Chart, (b) Innovation Board, and (C) daily operations, improvement actions should be listed on the action board and prioritized. Actions requiring problem-solving should see a BPI (A3) exercise initiated.

These charts should be provided to teams as pre-printed large format posters.

This was the concluding article to our series of 5 dealing with implementing basic process improvement.

Click the related articles below to learn the steps of Basic Process Improvement:

Deploying Basic Project Improvement

Structured Implementation of Basic Project Management

Basic Process Improvement Teams

Process Improvement Governance

Basic Process Improvement Visual Management

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