Going Lean: Visual Controls

Course Code: LVC
Delivery: Online
Languages: English, Chinese

Visual controls are used in Lean Manufacturing or Lean Enterprise environments to help us organize, streamline, and improve processes and procedures. The goal is to make a work area self-explaining, self-regulating, and continuously improving.


Visual Controls is an interactive, multimedia, eLearning training program. It is intended for managers, operators, technicians, engineers, and trainers who work in a Lean production environment.


Participants successfully completing the program will be able to:

  • Understand visual control as a method whereby a work area becomes self-explaining, self-regulating, and continuously improving.
  • Describe the use of visual methods for object and facility control, including safety controls.
  • Explain the use of schedule boards, problem reporting, work load plans, and ahead and behind charts.
  • Show the purpose and use of quality alert sheets, in-process inspection standards, inspection results, SPC charts, and the role of quality awards vs. quality control charts.
  • Explain the use VC for maintenance, shadowboards and color coding, signals for equipment status, and equipment monitoring.
  • Describe the role of the team in managing team production activities.

Qualification and Certification Testing

LearnTech® certification training incorporates interactive learning checks throughout the instructional sequences. Certification tests are criterion-referenced and module-based with feedback on every response for enhanced learning. Administrative access to dates and scores of tests, certifications, and re-certifications is compliant with ISO quality-standards training requirements.

ISBN 0-9736935-1-7

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