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Kamishibai Lean Daily Management System keeps track of your goals, whether you are on-track or off-track to meeting goals, to take corrective action, and check whether the improvements made are sustained.

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What are Digital Kamishibai Boards?

Kamishibai boards are a visual control tool, used to perform audits for various processes. The method was popularised by the Toyota Production System (TPS). Audits are carried out regularly as per the schedule allocated to each individual. It ensures that audits are performed consistently and monitored regularly.


Kamishibai for Process Confirmation

Standardise daily, weekly and monthly audits using Digital Kamishibai Boards. Process Confirmation is a systematic audit process to check whether the work is done according to the standards and control points. These audits lead to productive discussions and insights on actions to be implemented.

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Standardise Daily, Weekly and Monthly Audits with Kamishibai Software

Schedule, allocate and execute audits. Assign responsibility to individuals, track progress of the audits, initiate and implement corrective measures. Create tasks in a Click! No more delayed audits, get it done on time.

  • Easily Allocate and Execute Audits
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  • No More Delayed Audits
  • Continuous Monitoring of Processes

Origin of Kamishibai

Origin of Kamishibai, (kah-mee-she-bye) or “paper-theater,” can be traced back to the early 1930s in Japan. It is a tradition of picture storytelling, in which the audience saw and heard what happened to characters in the story and compared their lives to the characters in the kamishibai story; similar to self-audit. The same concept is applied in the Kamishibai board system where an audit is conducted against a set standard for each process.

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Kamishibai Cards contain information on what to be done, by whom, when and how for confirming process integrity. Audits are assigned and monitored regularly. These audits give insight on the ongoing processes. As the audit progress status of cards can be changed and updated.

Kamishibai & Gemba Walk

Gemba walks help you understand the ground level reality and the problems faced. Gemba walks maintains Lean practices and drives further improvement within the organisation. Digital Kamishibai board gives an overview of the processes to help structure every part of Gemba walk. Use Kamishibai Boards to get the job done at the right time.

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Kamishibai a Form of Total Preventive Maintenance

In Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) regular checkups are done to prevent machine breakdowns. Likewise, regular Kamishibai audits identify slipping standards within each process and ensure smooth functioning of the Lean Management System.

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What is kamishibai in lean?

Kamishibai in lean is a visual control centre in the workplace used for performing audits within a manufacturing process. A series of cards are placed on the visual control board. The green card indicates that everything has gone well and the task has been completed, and the red card indicates that the task still needs to be completed and requires attention. Kamishibai boards ensure the workplace's safety and cleanliness are maintained and the quality checks are performed well.

Where is the Kamishibai board located?

Kamishibai boards are usually located near the workplace within the visible range of the process in the audit scope. Kamishibai cards deliver vital information at a glance as they can provide information on the processes happening on the factory floor.

What information do the Kamishibai boards contain?

Kamishibai cards contain information on what to do, by whom, when and how to confirm the integrity of the process. These kamishibai cards thus give insights into the ongoing operations, and with the progress of the audits, the status of the cards gets updated.

What is the use of a Kamishibai board?

The proper use of Kamishibai is to train the eyes to see problems which can be deviations from the standard and identify the improvements even when they are still small and teach others to see and solve these problems. Kamishibai is a way to make the process standardised, visible and easy to do on the Gemba. They are the practical visual control lean tools that assist with allocating, sequencing, executing, and following essential work routines and tasks.

How does Kamishibai work?

Kamishibai is a lean visual management tool of process confirmation that plays a vital role in the daily management system. Kamishibai boards are similar to an hour to hour production status boards used by supervisors and line managers. Each card on the board contains the task details that must be checked during the Gemba walk and is double-sided with green and red colours on either side. The supervisor reviews the audit checklists and inserts the green-coloured side for the processes completed and red otherwise.

What is a Kamishibai audit system?

Kamishibai boards are used as a visual control lean tool for performing audits within a manufacturing process which Toyota Production System popularised. Cards placed on the board are selected randomly or according to the schedule of the supervisor and managers of the area. The card system helps to ensure that the audits are performed consistently, the safety and cleanliness of the workplace, such as 5S, are maintained, and the quality checks are being performed.

How does Kamishibai add structure to Gemba Walks?

Gemba walks in lean manufacturing is a robust way of bringing the leaders' attention to supporting the front line issues. Without strong visual controls and standards, the aim of the walk will not be fulfilled. The Kamishibai board can be one solution to structure the Gemba walk so that the leaders can perform the process confirmation of key standards daily. Kamishibai process standardises and prescribes weekly, monthly or quarterly standard works for the managers to examine and audit.

What role does Kamishibai play in preventive maintenance?

In Total Productive Maintenance, systematic equipment checks are done to prevent machine breakdowns. Kamishibai audits can detect slipping standards and help to avoid the downtime of the lean management system. Kamishibai can perform daily, weekly or monthly checks, which are otherwise done by the different levels of management. Kamishibai audits management systems and standards and hence also take the role of Preventive Maintenance.

What is a kamishibai?

Kamishibai is a process confirmation technique that forms an essential part of the lean daily management system. Kamishibai boards are visual management tools similar to the hour-to-hour production status boards. Kamishibai boards perform daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly audits.

What is a Kamishibai board?

Kamishibai board is a lean management tool that can visualise the data in your operations, keep track of your goals, take corrective measures and check whether the improvements made are sustained. It audits various processes, which are performed consistently and monitored regularly.

What is Go to Gemba?

"Going to Gemba" is visiting the factory floor and getting a real-time understanding of what is happening at every level. Gemba walk is a workplace walkthrough that aims to monitor the employees, get detailed insights into their tasks and determine productivity advancements.

What is Leader Standard Work?

Leader Standard Work is the set of management strategies, measures and skills that are incorporated into the manager's daily and weekly routine. It applies to the top-level leaders, supervisors, directors and executives who can facilitate the organisation's continuous improvement process.

Why is kamishibai a vital lean tool for manufacturers?

For the production process to operate effectively, the manufacturers need to deliver quality products. Kamishibai boards ensure that necessary process audits are taking place at regular intervals. By auditing the vital production processes at proper intervals, Kamishibai boards also provides the template for effective Gemba walks.

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