LEAN, Six Sigma, Kaizen, TQM, TPM have proven their effectiveness for decades. Based on production companies, reducing waste and increasing production performance, the LEAN work has traditionally been performed on physical whiteboards. Now is the time to digitize LEAN!
Teams gather in meetings in front of the boards to discuss problems and challenges in the operations, the latest KPI’s are presented, tasks and responsibilities are assigned to team members.
Yes, this is the first phase of what’s called “Visual Management”. The team- and organization activitites are visualized on the boards. Every day or every week, depending on the meeting type and intervals, the meeting leader has to update the KPIs, extract data and reports to update statistics, print graphs and charts to put up on the board. This is very time consuming, repeating work with a huge potential for inaccuracy.
DigiLEAN’s interactive always-updated boards help us stay ahead at all times.
When you are presented with a lot of information in a short period, a lot of details is filtered out due to our brains lack of short term memory capacity (or lack of memory practice). We group and categorize information with the result of generalizing it – details are lost.