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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.
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.

Tooling Shadow Board

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. 

Change Over / Spare Parts

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 organised and logical layout ready for switch out

Shadow Board Change Over
Shadow Board for Lifting Tackle and Slings

Lifting Tackle Shadow Board

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.

Why use a Shadow Board

Reduce time searching for missing tools

Reduce SMED machine part changeover times

Help ensure correct equipment is used

Increase the life of equipment

Add professionalism, corporate branding to the workshop or manufacturing facility.

Your board, how you need it.

While we have a catalogue of ‘off the shelf’ designs, we understand that no two business are the same. Create your whiteboard overlay exactly how you need it to be with some of our useful tools below.



Using our template maker to design your own whiteboard, don't worry if its not the neatest, our design team are always here to help.


Our brochure with more information regarding the specifics of our management whiteboards and the extras available.

If you want to learn more about tool shadow boards or shadow boards for tools, contact us today. Visual Management Technology, the expert in tool shadow boards.