VISUAL WORK INSTRUCTIONS –
Visual Workplace, Visual Factory
VISUAL TASKS (Visual Workplace, Visual Factory)
In a leaders quest to build a Visual Work place, it is often very difficult to determine if tasks have been completed. We found this solution as a creative method to make tasks visible.
WHAT IS A T CARD
T cards are available in different sizes. The paper is cut in a specialized manner that can be hung in a slit rack. T cards are commonly used for visual Kan-Ban systems.
USING THE T-CARD AS A TASK INSTRUCTION
By simply using both sides of the T card it is easy to create visual go/no go board for work instructions. Placing the basic task on the card, employees simply flip the card over and replace it in the rack when the task is done. By doing so it is very easy for supervisors and other lead staff to go into a work cell to determine if the task has been completed.
Better Way Inc. is a provider of T-card solutions along with specialized software for populating data on the card. Click on the link below for more information.
Tasks to be completed
BEGINNING THE SHIFT
At the beginning of the shift all of the cards are flipped to red.
THROUGHOUT THE SHIFT
During the shift or operation, T-Cards are flipped over to green indicating that the task is complete. This action makes it very easy for a supervisor to review required action items in the line. We also see opportunities where this type of system could be easily utilized for audits.
(Visual Workplace, Visual Factory)