Shopfloor Management (SFM) as a visual management tool in situations of diversity and time pressure
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Wydział Inżynierii Zarządzania, Politechnika Poznańska, Polska
Wydział Inżynierii Zarządzania Instytut Logistyki, Politechnika Poznańska, Polska
Submission date: 2022-04-24
Final revision date: 2022-05-29
Acceptance date: 2022-05-31
Publication date: 2022-09-20
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Maciej Ciszewski   

Wydział Inżynierii Zarządzania, Politechnika Poznańska, ul. J. Rychlewskiego 2, 60-965, Poznań, Polska
Organizacja i Zarządzanie 2022;85:23-42
Effective and efficient management of the production workshop can provide the enterprise with a competitive advantage, and the elimination of waste becomes a priority. Therefore, the authors performed a literature review, the main purpose of which was to analyze publications related to the Shopfloor Management (SFM) method. The authors chose this visual management tool due to personal professional experience in SFM implementation. Another reason for choosing SFM was the shortage of Polish publications concerning the implementation of this method in domestic enterprises, which the authors noticed in their study of the literature using the keyword analysis method. The literature review showed a growing interest in the SFM method in highly developed countries and an increase in publications related to the assessment of the effects of its implementation in these countries, with a simultaneous shortage of research on Polish companies. The research gap found refers to insufficiently researched areas, such as those related to the SFM method or data visualization in the production workshop. The authors attempt to fill the observed knowledge gap by analyzing selected articles and their conclusions from participatory observation, professional experience and own scientific research. The study is addressed to both students of management and quality sciences as well as practitioners of Lean implementation in the organization of production systems. The undertaken research systematizes the structural model of the SFM method, and may form the conceptual basis for Lean implementation for practitioners in Poland.
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