Technological classification of visual management for its enhancement: An application in chemical plant

Koichi Murata, Fujio Suzuki, Yoshio Honda, Hiroshi Katayama

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    Abstract

    Nowadays, Kaizen technology has been widely utilized as one of the tools of Kaizen activity. However development of it has been mostly performed under the support of experts which have the know-how to apply Kaizen technology. One relevant way to realize the progress of Kaizen activity without their support is to establish an approach enabling systematic technology development. In this paper, especially focusing on Visual Management technology as one of the Kaizen technologies, a technological level of Visual Management technology as one guideline of the approach is discussed. The proposed technological level consists of the following six levels from primitive level to advanced level: (1) visualization of unusual phenomena, (2) visualization of root cause, (3) visualization of spill-over effect, (4) visualization of procedure to cope with the problems, (5) visualization of real time action sequence for problem solving and (6) visualization of 100% normality. Two case studies are performed to assure the relevance of the proposed level by focusing on Kaizen projects of chemical plant. Then the proposed technological level is qualified by experts as useful method for education/training against manufacturing workers through collaboration with a factory eager to implement Visual Management technology.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCOMADEM 2010 - Advances in Maintenance and Condition Diagnosis Technologies Towards Sustainable Society, Proc. 23rd Int. Congr. Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management
    Pages905-912
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event23rd International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, COMADEM 2010 - Nara
    Duration: 2010 Jun 282010 Jul 2

    Other

    Other23rd International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management, COMADEM 2010
    CityNara
    Period10/6/2810/7/2

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    Keywords

    • Applications and/or industrial case studies
    • OR
    • RCM
    • TPM
    • TQM
    • Visual Management

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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    Murata, K., Suzuki, F., Honda, Y., & Katayama, H. (2010). Technological classification of visual management for its enhancement: An application in chemical plant. In COMADEM 2010 - Advances in Maintenance and Condition Diagnosis Technologies Towards Sustainable Society, Proc. 23rd Int. Congr. Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management (pp. 905-912)