The experienced and supportive specialists at Clarity are here to help you apply Lean management across your company and embed a culture of operational excellence. This involves deciding which visual management products will best suit your requirements, which almost always includes whiteboards and magnetic overlays.
The combination of these two very popular visual management tools enables your teams to communicate using the 1-3-10 rule and optimise the management of tasks, processes, projects and people. Magnetic overlays allow you to switch your visual management boards without having to clear or swap the actual whiteboard, making them as cost-effective as they are convenient.
When you add visual management accessories to the equation, you give your employees even greater control over the speed and efficiency of their communication. Read on to discover how accessories will bring even more clarity to your day-to-day processes, ranging from Six Sigma to 5S Workplace Organisation.
A highly versatile tool, printed magnetic words make key updates so much faster. They can be made in sizes and designs to suit your specific requirements, plus the legible font means that errors and delays will no longer occur as a result of messy handwriting.
A tick for yes and a cross for no is a fundamental system that has been in use since time immemorial. They instantly show the status of an action or situation, plus we can design other symbols for you as required. The more consistent your visual management boards are, the faster the information they share is digested.
Available in green, red, blue, yellow, black and white, our marker magnets are perhaps the most simple way to indicate key information. You can use these however you wish, such as indicating which team members are on site or the current status of particular departmental duties.
A favourite of ours, magnetic face indicators come in happy, neutral and sad, which can amplify the messages being conveyed and increase employee engagement.
When a team member sees that a status is set as neutral or sad, the emotion represented by the magnetic face can result in a greater sense of ownership and accountability.
These magnets are so powerful that their shape has been specifically designed for easy removal from the board. You can also connect the magnets using string, which is an excellent way of identifying trends, patterns and relationships in a highly visual way.
Green on one side and red on the other, these magnets make it super easy to report status changes such as go/no-go, yes/no, open/closed, start/stop, on schedule/ behind schedule, pass/fail, clear/not clear and in/out. Remove all risk of doubt and confusion by adding them to any boards that use binary systems.
When you start a 5S project, a red tag indicates items that are either not fit for purpose or no longer required. By using them on all of your 5S Workplace Organisation boards, you’ll be able to separate the wheat from the chaff with ease.
These hardwearing polyurethane tags can be written on with a standard marker and then wiped clean afterwards. They’re also totally waterproof and excellent for red-tagging in 5S projects, plus they come in a range of colours for when you have a project or process that requires colour-coordinated updates.
Have you ever been in full swing during a meeting or update, only to discover there’s no pen at hand? These adhesive-backed holders keep your pens and small tools exactly where you need them, which also encourages a culture of tidiness within your departments and meeting rooms.
Clarity’s visual management accessories are small tools that make a huge difference to communication, collaboration and employee engagement. To find out more, download our new accessories brochure and then get in touch on 01482 296451 or fill in our contact form.
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