Visual Management For The Rail Industry
At VMT have extensive experience developing and implementing Visual Management solutions for the Rail Industry. Some of the Visual Management challenges faced by the rail industry include:
- Monitoring of critical safety and quality KPIs and developing behaviours to facilitate improvement.
- Habitual control and care of essential tooling and equipment.
- Developing efficiency and error prevention in safety-critical and essential train maintenance.
VMT has delivered Visual Management projects for some of the largest UK rail: operating, maintenance and manufacturing companies; to assist them in their Lean and Operational Excellence initiatives.
Visual Management Centres – Keolis Amey
Clear and consistent Visual communication is essential across a noisy and potentially dangerous environment such as a train depot. Developing good team meeting behaviours ensures that KPIs are understood. And important safety and quality information is effectively briefed across the depot team.
VMT has worked with Keolis Amey across a number of tram facilities. Manchester (Metrolink) and London (Docklands Light Railway) to develop and deliver Visual Management Centres. These centres become a hub for organisation, team activity and improvement.
VMT developed the designs from rough sketches issued by the client through to full design concept drawings.
Visual Management for the Rail Industry – Client Testimonial
“Initially, we were just looking to create a more professionalised version of the Management Board that was already in use on-site. After contacting VMT, they shared information on best practices being used at other Rail depots to give us the inspiration to develop our own Management centre. This solution has given us a focal point for daily management of the site operations, team meetings, 5S management and area for issue escalation. The solution and service VMT provide is flexible, professional and they are on hand to help with any issues.”
KIHM Project Deployment Coordinator
Shadow Boards – Northern Rail
The adage “Right tool, Right time, right place” is probably no better applied than in a rail depot where heavy tooling can be cumbersome, and the maintenance jobs can be physically demanding. Placing well designed Visual Management Shadow Boards in affective positions minimises the movement and effort to retrieve potentially heavy equipment. Ensuring well-designed shadows with only the tools needed to perform day to day tasks displayed on the boards helps to reduce the time taken searching for tools as the tooling and kit can be clearly identified.
Among other Rail Maintenance and Train Operators, VMT has worked with Northern Rail at its Newton Heath depot to develop, manufacture, and deliver Shadow Boards for both its older and brand new train stock.
Are you looking for visual management solutions within the rail sector?
At VMT, we are the UK’s leading provider of Visual Management solutions, specialising in advising on, designing and supplying bespoke Visual Management solutions. We provide everything from simple high impact visual solutions through to innovative workspace planning and optimisation.
Our background within the rail sector allows us to share our knowledge so that you can learn from the mistakes of others and carve your own visual management path.
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