What is Shopfloor Management?
The term Shopfloor Management is used to summarize the optimization of management and leadership tasks of a production. The goals of the approach are:
- Leadership in production on site or at the place of value creation
- recognition of deviations
- sustainable problem-solving processes
- optimization of the use of resources
A central component is the transparency of the actual and target status. This is often presented in the form of key figure systems with visualization via store floor boards. As a continuous improvement process (CIP), store floor management is one of the methods of lean management.
Through daily work at the point of value creation and the associated proximity to the processes, these are continuously improved by those responsible. Shopfloor management initially attempts to create transparency through, for example, key figure systems and to visualize the actual and target status. In the process, the defined cooperation between managers and employees is also organized and structured. Finally, the procedure or working method is structured in order to analyze and optimize problems in the operative process in a target-oriented way.
The Shopfloor Management promotes the motivation of the employees, on the one hand by an increased information transparency and the more efficient communication, on the other hand by the inclusion in the development of problem solutions, which concern the own working processes.
With the Shopfloor Station from the portfolio of apra-lean products you succeed in presenting important information compactly at the place of the creation of value. Thus you create transparency down to the lowest level of your company. Every employee can access the information and developments and knows which goals are achieved, where there is potential for improvement and where optimizations are necessary. The information board is suitable for industrial environments and workshops as well as for use in the office environment.