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Visual Workplace

Visual Workplace

A Visual Workplace is a workspace that has made use of layout, signage, graphics, shapes and colors and other visual techniques to make a work environment self-explanatory. Visual Workplaces result in faster, safer, easier work flow.

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Inspections

Inspections

An inspection is a process step that has been created to determine if a product or service has any errors. If the inspector detects a mistake this leads to a rework step. Inspection adds time to a process and rework adds cost. The key is to mistake-proof the process such…

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Approvals

Approvals

An approval indicates a process step that requires time and attention from someone in an organization to sign or provide an “okay” before the process can continue. This adds to the waste of “Waiting,” generally does not add value and frequently becomes a “rubber stamp” type activity when the approver…

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Decisions

Decisions

A decision represents a step in a process requiring time, expertise and a determination before moving forward. Decisions often add to the waste of “waiting” especially when only certain process participants have the expertise or permission to make the decision. The fewer decisions required in a process, the faster it…

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