1.5 Begin the development of a Material Management Dashboard. The Dashboard is a graphical and easy to understand reporting tool of Key Metrics. It will be kept current by the MMM Manager and referred to in daily management reviews.
An electronic dashboard can be a very useful tool, and in companies like Toyota they can be seen throughout the factories in the offices as well as on the factory floor. This task can be assigned to some IT resources for creation, and should be focused on the “andon” concept of triggering action. For example, a part shortage on the line is something that requires immediate action, whereas the reporting of last month’s Inventory Accuracy results does not.
There is a lot of room for creativity in this task, and it can be worked on during the program.