Visual Management: Preliminary Results of a Systematic Literature Review on Core Concepts and Principles

Caroline P. Valente1, Marinna P. Pivatto2 & Carlos T. Formoso3

1Msc. Student, Building Innovation Research Unit - NORIE, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, +55 (85) 98816.3444, carolinevalente@gmail.com
2Undergraduate Student, Building Innovation Research Unit - NORIE, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, +55 (51) 9878.6678, marinna_pp@hotmail.com
3Associate Professor, Building Innovation Research Unit - NORIE, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, +55 (51) 9284.0346, formoso@ufrgs.br

Abstract

Visual management (VM) is one of the core categories of practices of Lean Production systems, providing the foundation for other improvement approaches to be implemented and, therefore, may be adopted as one of the first steps of a continuous improvement program. However, there are some challenges regarding the implementation of VM in construction sites: these are usually very large and changing environments, teams and equipment are often spread in large areas, etc. The fact that VM practices and tools are very intuitive hinders the explicit presentation on papers of concepts and principles behind this approach. Therefore, a more robust and comprehensive understanding of the term, its concepts and associated principles is necessary. Moreover, there is a gap in knowledge about the understanding of VM in construction from other knowledge areas such as visual languages, design, infrastructure, mechanics of human visual perception, among others. This paper is part of a wider research project and presents preliminary results of a systematic literature review on core concepts and principles of VM. The aim of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of VM, by collecting information from other relevant research areas.

Keywords

Visual Management, Transparency, Systematic Literature Review

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Valente, C.P. , Pivatto, M.P. & Formoso, C.T. 2016, 'Visual Management: Preliminary Results of a Systematic Literature Review on Core Concepts and Principles' In:, 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Boston, USA, 20-22 Jul 2016.

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