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Online Training: Visual Management Helps You Sustain Continuous Improvement

A CD-ROM training course produced by IndustryWeek, in partnership with BMGI

Date: This webinar is now available On-Demand.
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: $199 on CD-ROM

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You can't make your operations more efficient if your employees don't know what is going on!  Communicating information throughout all departments and levels of your company is critical.

Your team needs to know what the key goals and targets are. They should also be able to track the exact status of each target -- immediately. That's why visual management is so important. It communicates information quickly, widely, and clearly. Visual management needs to be part of your daily management system -- because all workers should have immediate access to the information they need, not just management and supervisors.

Visual management is a fundamental element of process control that helps you sustain continuous improvement.  This training session will teach you:

  • What visual management is
  • How a well-implemented visual management program can help your company
  • What is required to develop good process control, and how visual management contributes to those requirements
  • The key tools for visual management
  • How to use each specific visual management tool (such as shadow boards, etc.) to control processes and sustain improvements

Visual management is not done for the sake of putting up displays in a plant. It is all about teaching people a new way to communicate and share information.

In this CD-ROM training, the trainer will discuss all aspects of a visual management system -- including a thorough exploration of the 5 step process for developing visual management:

  • Define what it is that you are trying to communicate
  • Determine who needs to have this information
  • Determine who needs to collect or disseminate the information
  • Determine the actual control method
  • Train everyone that is affected by the new visual control method

This training course will help you design and implement a visual management system, which will lead to benefits such as:

    Lower operational costs
    More reliable deliveries
    A safer workplace
    Better equipment availability
    Empowerment of your team
    Better customer outcomes

Course outline:

Defining what “real” visual management is
Understanding the 2 Minute 360
Considering the benefits
What is required to establish process control?
        Value Delivery
        Decision Signals
        Control Actions
How visual management empowers people
The 5 levels of visual management
How visual management interacts with other tools
How visual management enables process control and sustainability.
The five step process of establishing good visual management.
    1.  Define what it is that you are trying to communicate
    2.  Determine who needs to have this information
    3.  Determine who needs to collect or disseminate the information
    4.  Determine the actual control method
    5.  Train everyone that is affected by the new visual control method
Specific application examples for all aspects of process management including:
        Individual Responsibilities
        Daily Process Performance
        The Status of Raw Materials
        The Status of Equipment
        General Communications
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Who should attend

This session can help anyone who is concerned with establishing better process control.  Specific roles that should definitely attend include:
    Department Managers
    Quality Engineers
    Process Engineers
    Continuous improvement leaders
    Process improvement team leaders

If your organization is looking for a better way to communicate and to sustain improvements, you will find this session relevant and readily applicable.

What you receive

You will receive the 4-hour training session on CD-ROM, featuring slides and audio.

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Wes Waldo
Chief Operating Officer

William "Wes" Waldo is a disciplined, organized and highly respected leader. As BMGI’s Chief Operating Officer, he leverages more than 15 years of quality, operations management and process improvement experience as he strives for perfection in BMGI's sales, marketing and internal processes. Wes' appointment as COO follows many years as a Lean master consultant, Lean product manager and nearly two years as practice leader for BMGI’s manufacturing team. A respected authority in his field, he co-authored the manual A Team Leader's Guide to Kaizen Events, and contributed to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Lean Six Sigma and The Innovator’s Toolkit. Wes enjoys working with a wide variety of organizations from healthcare to high-end technology manufacturing, especially in the development of their strategic planning.

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