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Title: Visual management and shop floor teams – development, implementation and use
Authors: Bateman, Nicola
Philp, Lee
Warrender, Harry
Keywords: Visual management
Lean manufacturing
Action research
Continuous improvement
Cellular manufacture
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: BATEMAN, N., PHILP, L. and WARRENDER, H., 2017. Visual management and shop floor teams – development, implementation and use. International Journal of Production Research, 54 (24), pp. 7345-7358.
Abstract: This research investigates the use of visual management, specifically communications boards in a British lock manufacturing company. The research explores the design, implementation and use of communications boards over two years. The purpose of the research was to bring design principles from the graphic design and cognitive psychology into a previously informal process and to develop Visual Management (VM) principles to guide the design of the board. The research findings have acted as a proof of process for the introduction of VM theory into the design of communications boards and provide evidence that the VM principles improved the design of the board. This enabled Team Leaders to better engage in problem-solving and continuous improvement with their teams.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Production Research on 9th May 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00207543.2016.1184349.
Version: Accepted
DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2016.1184349
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21572
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1184349
ISSN: 1366-588X
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