Brady releases new Visual Workplace Handbook

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Brady's free download offers best practices for creating lean visuals that will improve safety and efficiency.

Brady Visual Workplace Handbook

Brady's Free Visual Workplace Handbook

Every organization can benefit from making their operations more visual, and this handbook helps them know exactly how to get started.

Brady has published a new Visual Workplace handbook, a free 21-page guide that outlines best practices for lean visual management. The free handbook explains the lean manufacturing concept of a visual workplace (also known as visual factory), and provides real-world examples of how visuals can be used to create a safer, more efficient workplace.

“Visuals are the most effective tools for reinforcing standards, stabilizing operations and sustaining lean improvements,” said Rick Ruzga, lean services engagement manager for Brady. “Every organization can benefit from making their operations more visual, and this handbook helps them know exactly how to get started.”

According to Ruzga, the Visual Workplace Handbook provides photos and examples of the most effective lean visuals being used in today’s facilities. The handbook reviews a variety of different types of visuals, including: facility and process visuals; storage location visuals; safety visuals; production and inventory control visuals; standard work visuals; and equipment care visuals.

The handbook also explains how to identify information deficits, which signal the need for visuals, and provides several ways to incorporate visuals into an organization’s existing lean activities.

For more information:
The Visual Workplace Handbook is available as a free download at http://www.BradyID.com/visualworkplace.

For more information about Brady’s complete line of products and offers, visit http://www.BradyID.com. In Canada, visit http://www.BradyCanada.ca.

About Brady Corporation:
Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Its products include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has millions of customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee and employs 6,600 people at operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Brady’s fiscal 2011 sales were approximately $1.3 billion. More information about Brady Corporation is available at http://www.bradycorp.com.

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