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Let the Workplace Speak

The Visual Machine®

Maximizing Machine Uptime Through Visual Solutions

What would happen to your production numbers if your machines became active partners in their perfect performance? What would happen to your work culture if machine operators teamed up with your maintenance staff to create thinking machines through workplace visuality. Schedule this workshop and find out!

Do you have excessive downtime? Are quality problems tied to machine and operator performance plaguing your planning? Do your changeovers eat up production time? The Visual Machine® is the solution to these challenges and more.

Put an end to searching for tools, people, work orders, blueprints, maintenance, supervisors, and materials. Make them all available at-a-glance through machine visuality: safety and performance data and procedures, ISO requirements, metrics, lubrication effectiveness, standards of usage—as well as preventive maintenance activities and schedules. Imbed meaning and right action into your equipment through visual devices. Let the machine speak.

In this two-day, hands-on workshop, learn how to imbed vital machine and operator performance into your equipment, layer by layer.

  • First learn by listening: Listen as the instructor shares the building blocks of visual thinking. Learn the logic of visuality so you can identify your need to know and need to share. Understand how to segment machine functions into layers of visual information sharing. Learn the language of visual thinking and maximize your machine utilization.
  • Then learn by doing: Go to the production floor and learn to track down motion (moving without) in its numerous and nearly invisible forms—and uncover the missing information that triggers them. Learn, hands-on, to re-assess chronic problems into what they really are: raging deficits information.
  • Create visual solutions: Learn to develop visual devices that render your equipment self-explaining so they can become self-regulating—along with the operators that run them. Imbed vital machine information into the landscape of the equipment.
  • Reflect and Plan: Scale the process and benefits you just experienced for your company. What is needed to extend the learning and transform your approach to improved machine utilization. Map out that pathway. Set those milestones.
  • Get results: Now implement. Let us partner with you as learn to let your machinery speak. Let us help you learn how to go further—how, for example, to transform your maintenance activity into a reliability function.

"My whole outlook on the machine has changed. My misconception that neat-clean-orderly meant visual. Now I know that this is one piece of a very large pie called the visual machine. I went from ‘I hope we can do it’ to ‘I know we can do it’— and that we must do it to survive."

Site Manager, Plymouth Tube

What You Learn

Achieve 15% to 30% increases in productivity with this seminar.

  • How to find the information deficits hidden on, around, and deep within your machines
  • How to make the vital distinction between what the machine knows and what the operator knows
  • The six core elements for maximizing machine utilization through visuality: safety, quality, productivity, maintenance, changeover, and lubrication
  • The principles and practices of visual safety solutions
  • How to make the machine tell you if its running normally or abnormally
  • The five biggest problems in machine lubrication and how visuality can eliminate them
  • How to use Dr. Galsworth priority template to plan and deploy your own visual machine® revolution
  • The five start-up elements that are key to your successful launch
  • How to turn machine operators into visual thinkers—spirited, engaged, knowledgeable, and contributing

Who Attends: This training content is specifically designed for your supervisors, team leads, managers, your maintenance managers and staff, your training, coaching, and CI staff and other change agents. We encourage you to invite operators, union staff, and Planning/Scheduling personnel.

Additional Information


  • This is a 2-day workshop
  • Group size: minimum of 15 and maximum of 30 active participants
  • Two live online sessions with Dr. Galsworth for follow-up, questions, and next steps
  • Each attendee receives a copy of the Visual Machine® Participant Manual (150 pages) for use during the workshop and as an on-going reference.
  • Included are copies of Dr. Galsworth's Shingo Prize-winning books, Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking

Training options to fit your organization.

Online, on-site, and Train-the-Trainer



per license

  • 4-hour Online Training System
  • 1-Year License (unlimited access)
  • Two Online Coaching Sessions 1
  • For Individuals or Large Groups
  •  Created/Narrated by Dr. Galsworth
  • Visual Machine® Resource Folio 2
  • 10 Courtesy Licenses (for 30 Days)
  • Monthly Payment Plan Available



starting per group

  • 1.5 Day Hands-On Workshop
  • Half-Day Deployment Session
  • One Online Coaching Session
  • Up to 25 Participants
  •  Taught by Dr. Galsworth or Affiliate
  • Visual Machine® Resource Folio 2
  • Add-On Training: Assess Your Level of
    Visual Machine ( $2,500 ) 3
  • Add a Follow-Up Day, Onsite ( $2,500) 3


Contact Us

for pricing

  • 3.5 day TTT Process
  • Special Tools & Practice Sessions
  • Two Online Coaching Sessions 1
  • 6 to 14 Participants 4
  • Taught by Dr. Galsworth
  • Visual Machine® Resource Folio 2
  • Includes 1-Year License to Online System
  • Add a Follow-Up Day, Onsite ( $2,500) 3

All LIVE coaching sessions are 1.0-1.5 hours, for groups, and led by Dr. Galsworth (private sessions are available by arrangement).

The Resource Folio is packed with exercises, handouts, templates, instructional wall charts, articles, and the Participant Training Manual (ready to print as a PDF file).

Associated expenses are additional.

Periodically, we offer our TTT for a mixed group: your trainers + trainers from other companies.