Visual Control

Visual control is any visible indicator of current performance versus expected performance in the workplace. Examples include correct tool placement, tracking production run data or signaling that a piece of equipment is or isn’t working correctly. Visual controls ensure that the status of the system can be understood at a glance by everyone involved.

Visual Control Examples

  • Key metrics dashboard
  • Schedule or status display
  • Visual indicators of how the process should work or is organized
  • Outlined locations of equipment
  • Color-coded files
  • Central binder information system color-coded for subject and with a line across all binders to show when one is missing
  • Standard filing system and desk organization for all employees
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