Shadow Board on Mobile Frame with Hand Tools

Shadow Boards

VMT Shadow Boards help enable missing tools and equipment to be spotted in seconds, and are an essential Visual Management Tool providing effective workplace organisation and control.

VMT offer visual management services and support to enable a quick and simple implementation of effective Shadow Boards.

Shadow Boards

VMT Shadow Boards help enable missing tools and equipment to be spotted in seconds, and are an essential Visual Management Tool providing effective workplace organisation and control.

VMT offer visual management services and support to enable a quick and simple implementation of effective Shadow Boards.

Shadow Board Cabinet

Shadow Boards are proven to result in less time searching for equipment, more time spent adding value for the customer.

Shadow Board with hand tools

Time Saving

Shadow Boards are proven to reduce time taken searching for missing tools resulting in a positive impact on Takt, cycle and processing times.

Point of Fit

Eliminate the movement to retrieve the tool required, by having the Shadow Board at arms reach, right where it is needed.

Standard Practise

If only the tools needed to complete the task are present, then only the task that needs to be completed can be done.

Tool Lifespan

Have a clear view of the working condition of tooling by having all the tooling in view and able to be inspected.

Engagement and Culture

Shadow Boards are proven to reduce time taken searching for missing tools resulting in a positive impact on Takt, cycle and processing times.​

A place for everything and
everything in it's place.

Hand Tools Shadow Board

Tooling Shadow Boards

Proven to save time searching for tools, hand tool Shadow Boards make it easy to identify missing items from a distance, a fundamental lean visual management technique.

VMT Shadow Boards can be supplied on mobile frames ensuring right tool, right place, right time. 

Shadow Board with Change Over Parts

Change Over Parts Shadow Boards

Keep operationally critical spare parts visually stored close to process, reducing potential downtime in the event of equipment failure.

Minimise wasted time in the SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) process by locating the changeover parts close to the process in an logical layout ready for switch out

Shadow Board for Lifting Tackle and Slings

Lifting Tackle Shadow Boards

LOLER regulations require lifting equipment to be appropriately stored, marked and inspected.

VMT Shadow Boards assist the user in locating the equipment in the correct place so the item is always available when not in use.

Shadow Board in a Lockable Cabinet

Lockable Shadow Boards

Keep operationally critical spare parts visually stored close to process, reducing potential downtime in the event of equipment failure.

Minimise wasted time in the SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) process by locating the changeover parts close to the process in an logical layout ready for switch out

We have been in the business of making visual management tools for over a decade.

VMT have been supplying some of Europe’s most successful organisations with Visual Management tools for more than a decade.

We have developed expertise in design, materials and manufacture that ensure even the most technically demanding shadow board can be implemented to have visual impact, durability and longevity.

We enjoy what we do and want the projects we deliver to be a success for our clients.

Over a Decades
Experience

Close up shot of Shadow Board with Change Over Parts

Valuable assets visually controlled and protected through careful design, material selection and manufacture process.

We take a flexible approach when discussing new projects and will work with you to meet your exact requirements and standards.

Matching the look and feel of your shadow board to the branding of the company can foster a sense of ownership within the business. This can result in a higher level of engagement with the shadow board and help bring a positive awareness to tool management.

Text reminders or other instructional cues can also be added to your Shadow Boards. A simple ‘please return tools’ or ‘ensure the board is fully stocked at the end of the shift’ can create a culture of ownership for the parts and tools, especially in a team environment.

 

The right tools for the job, right where they are needed.

Ensuring the correct tool is in the right place at the right time is key to manufacturing with efficiency. Your Shadow Boards can be mounted to mobile frames so they can me moved to where they are needed most. This cuts out not only searching for the tool, but the movement required to retrieve the tool.

Another key aspect of efficient tool management is removing tools that have no use in the manufacturing process. Small Shadow Boards holding only a hand full of key tools mounted to the machine or workstation at ‘point of fit’ can remove any unnecessary complication.

Shadow Board on an A Frame
Shadow Board on Work Station

Valuable assets visually controlled and protected through careful design, material selection and manufacture process. ​

Our extensive experience in delivering shadow board projects gives you the confidence we can produce a visual management storage solution for the most demanding of applications.

We are meticulous in positioning equipment for practical use and selecting the materials for both the board and fixings that will ensure a durable and long lasting solution.