Andon and digital visual management: the essential duo of 4.0 industry
Andon is a word borrowed from Japanese originally meaning paper lantern.
Used in the manufacturing in a lean management approach, Andon system allows to report an anomaly in the production process by visual and audible alerts.
The application is intended to facilitate the creation of an incident, to be able to qualify it and then assign it to the right resource for its resolution.
For each Andon call, an incident processing organisation must be associated. There are different types of Andon:
QRQC (Quick Response Quality Control), SQCPD (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery & People), VMP (Visual Management of Performance), SIM (Short Interval Management) or Gemba board display key information about the activity related to the area to different levels on a daily basis.
The Gemba application allows you to insert information from the shopfloor from mobile interfaces or directly from the boards in order to consult complete boards.
These management boards facilitate team management rituals as close as possible to the shopfloor. The use differs according to the different levels: operator – team leader – site on different topics and types of information:
Current by General Electric is an American company that deploys, on behalf of General Electric, innovative solutions in the management of collective lights (office lights, motorways lights, etc).
Flow management to monitor the advance-delay and trigger alerts
Synchronization of logistics supply flows and kitting preparation
Geo-location of pieces or elements through dynamic mapping
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