Shop Floor Management (SFM) is a management method that is often applied in industrial environments and manufacturing companies. The goal of SFM is to improve and optimize performance and efficiency on a production line or production plant. This method is often associated with the concepts of continuous improvement and agile management.
The main characteristics of SFM are:
- Visual management: The principle of SFM – a visual system with boards, graphs and control points for easy visualization of workplace performance.
- Kaizen : SFM promotes continuous improvement, employees seek and implement improvements in their procedures, processes and performance.
- Regular meetings and classes: The shop floor team discusses performance, issues and plans for improvement.
- Focusing on root causes: SFM addresses the root causes of problems in the workplace, ensuring long-term improvement.
- Employee Involvement: Employees are actively involved in improving and accountable for their team’s performance.
SFM is a useful tool for managers who want to improve the productivity, quality and efficiency of the production process. Active employee involvement and emphasis on continuous improvement increases team engagement and helps achieve better results in production.