Visual Scheduling & Displays
Train your managers, supervisors, and engineers in visual displays and watch them solve supervisor-level problems, align schedules, coordinate solutions, and make a smooth transition to operational excellence.
A Visual Display holds many layers of information in a single, interactive format that allows us to:
a) independently understand the status of a situation at-aglance,
b) make sound decisions, and
c) confidently take correct, timely action—based solely on the information on the display. (Visual scheduling and production control boards are types of visual displays.)
Workplace information can change quickly and often—schedules, customer requirements, engineering specifications, operational methods, tooling and fixtures needs, material location, and thousands of other details on which daily life of the enterprise depends.
Low-tech, high impact visual displays offer a rapid, accurate means of updating and sharing workplace information so that vital adjustments can be made, in real-time. Displays are an extraordinary solution to chronic, costly, and complex information deficiencies in the workplace, pinpointing where and how loss is happening. For companies that are transitioning from traditional to the new excellence, visual displays are unsurpassed in their usefulness.
They are the glue that holds your company together while you transform your value streams. Contact us.
What You Learn
- What visual displays are, how they work, and why they are so powerful
- The nine characteristics of highly-effective visual displays
- The 15 Add-Ons that make your display even more powerful
- How you can construct a display that dynamically changes—in real time
- Exactly why many scheduling boards fail
- The difference between team boards and visual displays
- To get your displays to “speak with each other” across functions and link operations together
- Differences between displays, digital monitors, and dashboards—and why they are all needed
- The telling difference between Management-by-Sight and Visual Management
- Dr. Galsworth’s step-by-step methodology for building highly effective visual displays
- Why these high-touch/low-tech visual solutions achieve remarkable high impact results
Who Attends: Supervisors, team leads, managers, your training, coaching, and CI staff and other change agents. We encourage you to invite staff from Planning/Scheduling, Purchasing, Maintenance, and Warehousing as well as value-add operations. Contact us.
- This is a 1.5- to 2.0-day workshop when you and your team develop visual displays, hands-on, that are launched by the end of the session.
- Group size: 15 to 22 active participants.
- Two online coaching sessions with Dr. Galsworth are included to troubleshoot and strengthen your displays.
- Attendees receive a Visual Displays Participant Manual (150 pages) for use during the workshop and as an on-going reference, plus a copy of Dr. Galsworth’s Shingo Prize-winning book, Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking.
- When you are ready to schedule, our team will help you configure your specs for the maximum impact. Contact us.
“Galsworth’s passion for the topic and her experience and examples bring the benefits of visual/lean to light brilliantly. Her explanation of the training and implementation process made me readily understand where we are on our journey and how to tailor the process to fit our company”
Fast Global Solutions