Due to popular demand related to my two posts on “Make Your Plant Tour a Success!” and “How to Misguide Your Visitor – or What Not to Pay Attention to During a Plant Visit!,” I have created a checklist for a lean visit to a manufacturing shop floor for you to download. Take this checklist with easy-to-use metrics during your shop floor visit to make yourself independent of potentially misleading data given to you by the shop floor staff. Metrics include worker utilization, machine utilization, inventory reach and turnaround, and order & cleanliness.
The checklist has the most important metrics related to efficient plant operations that can be observed quickly and without much effort. This checklist is based on the posts:
- “Make Your Plant Tour a Success!“
- “How to Misguide Your Visitor – or What Not to Pay Attention to During a Plant Visit!“
If you have not yet done so, read these two posts beforehand. I especially recommend the latter post on how plant managers try to hide the flaws of their plants so you’ll be better able to see through the ruse.
Feel free to use this checklist while visiting a shop floor. If you have any feedback or ideas for improvement, please do not hesitate to contact me.
And again, if you missed the link above: You can Download the Lean Shop Floor Visit Checklist here.