These are the proven benefits of implementing visual systems - a highly successful lean-production approach that uses visual indicators, signals, controls, and guarantees to direct and support activities on the shop floor. The result is a self-explaining and self-regulating workplace where critical information is shared rapidly, accurately, and without speaking a word. Visual Systems is a comprehensive look at how to implement this breakthrough approach. Any company can use Dr. Gwendolyn D. Galsworth's approach to organize, share, and visually manage the thousands of location details on which the daily life of an enterprise depends. Use this book to build common sense and a common improvement language directly into the workplace and put an end to costly secrets, surprises, and microsupervision.