What is Visual Management explained in this video.

What is Visual Management is explained in this video.

We have visual information regularly in our life, and we should transport in our company to be Lean.

Examples like:

  • Hot water / Cold water
  • Semaphore
  • Fuel indicators

are some of what we react normally with common behavior.


we should strive to create something similar in the company.

Imagine the shop floor react automatically if there is a shortage of materials, or the internal supplier is not able to deliver on time.

Visual Management Examples

Can you see how powerful could be this kind of visual management?

Below you can find a couple of examples of visual management systems we took in real life.

Visual Management Example 1 – London Underground

Visual Management system for people flow.

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Visual Management Example 2 – Tobacco Shop

At first glance, it is possible to grasp the gap to maximum level set.

Visual Tobacco












May I ask you something?

Even if you are not of these “departments” can you understand the direction to follow (picture 1) and where you have to replenish? (Picture 2).

I think definitely YES!


This is the power of visual management!

My “2 Seconds Rule”

Another rule I normally apply to understand if I realized good Visual is the

“The 2 Second Rule”

If I cannot grasp the situation in less than 2 seconds this is mean that I was not able to realize an effective Visual Management.

On the other hand …

If you can understand the situation in less than 2 seconds you were able to create an effective Visual Management.

Based on this article I challenge you to find other examples in your daily life.
See them, understand them, and implement what you need in your company by following the same concept.

One important note here:

The key to Visual Management is the people and the training.

Once you have thought the visual system you want to implement then you have to teach people and why it is important to use it.


you have 2 main points to develop:

  1. A good visual system
  2. People Development


What is Visual Management is explained in this article?

Our life is full and the challenge is to bring these concepts in your company.


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