Category Archives: Visual Workplace

Using Color-coding to Control Production in an Office or Factory

Examples of Color-coding for Production

To ensure your operation is not over-producing or wasting time searching for the next job, use a simple color-coding technique to eliminate this problem. Physically mark off the area where completed work goes. It can be as simple as applying 5S Floor Marking Symbol “Corners”. Basic Color-coding Although there are no specific industry color-code standards […]

Can Tool Shadows Create Order and Teamwork?

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Too much Time wasted searching for items Stan was the first shift supervisor and Kevin the second shift supervisor at a candy factory. Along with a myriad of other problems, they noticed that the operators spent an inordinate amount of time searching for brooms or brushes to clean the equipment that kept it from jamming […]

Save Time on Changeovers with Visual Gauge Marking

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Save Time on Changeovers with Visual Gauge Marking The Benefits of Gauge Marking While working on a quick changeover project documenting the current state I noticed that the operator, Guizar was using valuable time trying to get an air cylinder to raise a platform into position. Unfortunately, out of the original 90 minute changeover on the […]

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