To be named ‘Manufacturer of the Year‘ in 2017 you need to be doing something truly special. McLaren Automotive stole the show at the 2017 The Manufacturer MX Awards taking home prizes in the Innovation & Design and Smart Factory categories as well as being awarded the highly coveted title of The Manufacturer of the Year.
The entire Clarity Team would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to each and every one of our clients for their support throughout this year. We have embarked on our own continuous improvement journey this year but one thing which remains consistent is the support from our incredible clients.
Management by wandering around or MBWA is by no means a new technique in business as it’s been popular since it first hit the spotlight in the 1980’s. The principle is simple, as a manager use your time to break down walls and effectively keep a finger on the pulse of the business by randomly engaging with workers and learning more about their role and the status of ongoing work.
But, how does this factor into visual management and Lean? Read more to find out…
Part of being the best at what we do, as well as working with some of the largest manufacturing brands in the world, is that we’re able to constantly expand our Lean knowledge in order to help our clients to succeed at what they do! We were lucky enough to be invited to join Nissan at their Sunderland Manufacturing Plant for an in-depth factory tour and workshop session with the Nissan Kaizen Team and other businesses looking to make Lean work for them…
Working on some of the largest infrastructure projects the Network Rail team have faced in recent years, Clarity Visual Management worked alongside the teams at Network Rail in order to design and implement visual management that engages the workforce and makes a huge difference through real-world, tangible results. Explore more in our case study on the continuing work we’re designing and implementing with the Network Rail teams which is now live!
What is visual management? How do you define it? These are questions we get asked a lot here at Clarity so we wanted to ensure everyone has a clear understanding of this vital Lean tool! Implementing visual management is a sure-fire way of maximising your staff engagement and making the most of your Lean activities. Read more from Clarity and learn exactly how we define visual management…
Here at Clarity, we’re thrilled when we get the opportunity to solve a visual management problem and that’s exactly what happened when worldwide logistics company DPD set us the task of coming up with an innovative solution to their problem of implementing visual management on a line where space is at a premium! The case study detailing our innovative solution is now live on ClarityVM.com!
We can trace the history of Lean all the way back to the 1500’s! Flow Production can be seen in the methods of the Venetian Arsenal who introduced assembly lines when creating standardised boats moving through assembly stations. Read more and learn about Lean history.
Visual Management is a proven Lean tool to support and sustain your businesses continuous improvement programme – effective visual management plays a huge role in engaging staff and instilling a real culture of communication and improvement.
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