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PPT: Visual Management Training Presentation
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Visual Management

Techniques for Creating a Visual Workplace


"The purpose of visual management is to

make the invisible visible."

Taiichi Ohno


Visual management is a powerful tool for conveying important information in a simple and easy-to-understand format. This practice involves displaying information in a visual format through various tools such as charts, graphs, diagrams, or photographs. By doing so, visual management reduces confusion, errors, and misunderstandings, leading to improved decision-making and process improvement.

The use of visual management is essential for process improvement as it makes information readily available and accessible to everyone in the organization. By providing a visual representation of data, it allows people to quickly understand the current status of a process, identify problems and opportunities, and take appropriate actions. Moreover, visual management enhances communication between different departments and levels of the organization, leading to better teamwork and collaboration.

In Lean management, visual management plays a vital role as it establishes and maintains continuous flow by using displays, metrics, and controls. It provides everyone with a view of the work along the value stream and makes operation standards visible, allowing people to follow them more easily. Additionally, visual management helps to expose waste so that it can be prevented and eliminated. By implementing these techniques, organizations can achieve significant process improvements and create a culture of continuous improvement.

In this Visual Management PPT training presentation, you will learn various types of visual management which can be applied to the workplace or office. It includes many examples and common visual tools such as red-tagging, poka-yoke (mistake-proofing), andons, activity boards, A3 storyboards, standard work, kanbans, one-point lessons and takt time versus cycle time.  

Learning Objectives​​


  1. Understand that visual management is an integral part of Lean transformation.

  2. Familiarize with the common visual tools such as red tagging, activity boards, A3 storyboards, mistake-proofing, one-point lessons, standard work, kanban, etc.

  3. Gain knowledge on how to apply visual tools to add structure and stability to operations, reducing variation and increasing efficiency.



  • Introduction

  • 5S - The foundation for a visual workplace

  • Types of visual management

  • Visual displays

  • Visual metrics

  • Visual controls

  • Poka-yoke (Mistake-proofing)

  • Andons

  • Warning sensors

  • Common visual tools

  • Red tagging

  • Activity board

  • A3 storyboard

  • One-point lesson

  • Standard work chart

  • Takt time versus actual cycle time

  • Kanban

You may also be interested in the following presentations (sold separately):

  1. Lean Daily Management System

  2. Gemba Walk

  3. Standard Work

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