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Mid-West Lean Network: Workshop 2 – Visual Management with Zimmer Biomet

March 29, 2018
Zimmer Biomet Building 2, Shannon Industrial Estate East

The Mid-West Lean Network: the second largest regional lean network in Ireland, after Waterford Institute of Technology’s Lean Enterprise Excellence Group, launched in November, was set up to strengthen and increase the existing culture of lean within the Shannon and the wider Mid-West region. Its aim is to enable each industry to broaden and strengthen their competitiveness through knowledge sharing and bench-marking against each other and different industries.

Workshop 2 will take place in Zimmer Biomet and will look at Visual Management, which is defined as a set of techniques for creating a visual workplace, embracing visual communication and control throughout the work environment.

Benefits of Visual Management

– Facilitates employee autonomy
– Serves to eliminate waste
– Fosters continuous improvement
– Allows for quick response & recovery
– Leads to information sharing
– Exposes abnormalities
– Maintains gains

About Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer Biomet is a worldwide leader in musculoskeletal health care and has been since our founding more than 80 years ago. Today, our global team of more than 8,500 employees works to provide effective, creative solutions that support orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians to restore mobility and treat arthritis and traumatic injuries. Our joint replacement technologies and a wide range of related products and services make us valuable partners to health care providers in more than 100 countries.