Identifying and Solving Problems using Visual Management
Alumicor is a Canadian based supplier of Architectural Aluminum building envelope systems. On this tour you will see how Alumicor has become a visual factory using visual management to drive improvements on the shop floor and in the office. Visual management boards measure Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Inventory and 5S. Production cells are color coded and material is pulled into the cells using visual cues. Employees chart hourly progress to plan on the visual management boards and identify challenges that are impeding their performance. Quick & easy kaizen, traditional Kaizen and A3 problem solving is then used to resolve the issues and continually drive improvement.