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Visual Management throughout the Lean Enterprise

LEAN Applications
If the Bobber goes Under, Give it a Yank!!

Learn to design your own visual management system. Discover how to create an operational excellence war room and see the big picture using a Lego layout.


Implementing visual management techniques is essential for any lean enterprise. It is critical for long-term sustainability. Visual management is much more than posting process related metrics. It will drive daily management and continuous improvement. Key elements and examples of visual management systems will be delivered in this workshop.  Benefits include increased employee engagement, smoother communication among associates and improved productivity, safety, lead time, quality and delivery.



Mark Preston, CEO / President

Mark Preston has been driving change in manufacturing and front office environments for over 25 years. During his 11 years with TDK Electronics, he studied kaizen manufacturing techniques in Japan. He held various executive positions at Respironics Inc. (Phillips Healthcare). In 2006, Preston became the director of Acuity Business System at Acuity Brands Lighting and later become vice president of supplier development and operational excellence. Preston is a lean champion for AME and served on the AME national board. He published “Southern Sensei”, which takes readers on an engaging application-based approach to further their lean journey.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Earlier Event: June 4
LEAN Inbound Logistics
Later Event: June 4
Team Facilitation