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Magnetic Whiteboard

At Lean 5s Products, we supply both standardised & Custom Magnetic Whiteboards.

Designed with UK Manufacturing workplaces in mind, we provide High Quality Magnetic Whiteboards in a variety of sizes & designs. All with heavy duty magnetic substrates and a Dry Wipe Laminate

Choose also from Magnetic Overlays, Wall Mounted, Free Standing or Mobile

                        Benefits of Magnetic Whiteboards in UK Manufacturing

In the realm of UK manufacturing, efficiency, organization, and clear communication are paramount. One tool that has proven to be indispensable in achieving these objectives is the magnetic whiteboard. Far from being just a simple writing surface, magnetic whiteboards offer a multitude of benefits that streamline processes and enhance productivity in manufacturing facilities across the UK.

  1. Visual Management: Magnetic whiteboards provide a highly visible platform for displaying crucial information such as production schedules, task assignments, quality metrics, and safety protocols. This visual management system enables teams to quickly grasp the status of operations and make informed decisions in real-time.

  2. Customisability: With the ability to easily rearrange magnets, write and erase information, magnetic whiteboards offer unparalleled flexibility. Manufacturers can tailor the boards to their specific needs, whether it’s creating Kanban boards for lean manufacturing, tracking inventory levels, or conducting performance reviews.

  3. Collaboration and Communication: In fast-paced manufacturing environments, effective communication is key. Magnetic whiteboards serve as a centralised hub where team members can communicate updates, share ideas, and coordinate activities. This fosters collaboration and ensures everyone is aligned towards common goals.

  4. Enhanced Organisation: By providing a structured way to visualise workflows and allocate resources, magnetic whiteboards help eliminate confusion and reduce downtime. Whether it’s outlining production sequences, assigning tasks, or marking areas for improvement, the boards facilitate a more organised and systematic approach to manufacturing processes.

  5. Versatility: Magnetic whiteboards are not confined to the production floor; they can be utilized in various areas of the manufacturing facility, including meeting rooms, training centres, and offices. Their versatility makes them a valuable tool for disseminating information, conducting training sessions, and brainstorming solutions to challenges.

  6. Durability and Sustainability: Built to withstand the rigors of industrial environments, magnetic whiteboards are durable and long-lasting. Unlike paper-based systems, which generate waste and require constant replenishment, whiteboards offer a sustainable solution that reduces costs and environmental impact over time.

  7. Easy Maintenance: Keeping magnetic whiteboards clean and in good condition is a simple task, requiring only periodic wiping with a dry erase eraser or cloth. This ease of maintenance ensures that the boards remain functional and presentable, contributing to a professional and organized work environment.

In conclusion, magnetic whiteboards are invaluable tools for UK manufacturing, offering a host of benefits that improve efficiency, communication, and organisation. By harnessing the power of visual management, customisation, and collaboration, manufacturers can optimize their processes and drive continuous improvement in today’s competitive marketplace.

What You Get

Lean 5S Products specialise in providing bespoke solutions tailored specifically to meet your individual needs. And importantly, we do this without imposing premium costs. Our approach is to deliver personalised services that align perfectly with YOU.

CUSTOM

Whether you're outfitting a manufacturing cell instantly or planning a long-term layout change, the size and quantity of data will guide the design of your Magnetic Whiteboard. Our sales team, with expertise in Lean principles, is ready to develop the most efficient solution for you. We also offer an extensive range of custom options like document holders, shelving, magnetic tags and rotas for added convenience.

DESIGN


Unlimited design revisions mean you don’t have to compromise on the look and feel of your Magnetic whiteboards. We can incorporate logos, branding, text, and photos. Our expert and experienced Design Team have created hundreds of Magnetic Overlays and understands the importance of functionality. Upload your logos and files when ordering.

PRINTING



Utilising the latest UV Digital Print and Mounting technology, we apply high-quality dry wipe lamination & Magnetic substrates to our Magnetic Whiteboards and Overlays, ensuring durability and vibrant colours that enhance any workspace.

SHADOW CREATION

Tap into our experience. We own a comprehensive "shadow library" of cleaning equipment and tools. If you have specific, unusual tools or items, we can vectorise and apply dimensions of tool outlines quickly and efficiently to create bespoke shadows.

CHOICE

True customisation means offering a wide range of options – from colours and sizes to layouts and materials. Choose between wall-mounted, free-standing, or mobile cart formats. We also supply colour-coded cleaning tools for enhanced organisation and employee engagement.

INCLUDED

Ensure that 5S is a long-term, company-wide goal. Analyse results, hold team meetings and train workers on their importance. We will be with you for the long term!

Magnetic Whiteboards Lean 5S Products UK

About us

We specialise in providing bespoke lean management solutions at Lean 5S Products UK, a dynamic offshoot of National Engravers. With over five years of expertise, our company caters to a diverse range of businesses across the UK and Europe.

We pride ourselves on crafting customised visual management tools such as Shadow Boards, Cleaning Stations, and Production Boards, all integral to continuous improvement and lean methodologies. Our experienced Design Team is committed to innovation and functionality, ensuring each product, from tool shadow boards to bespoke production panels, enhances workplace efficiency and resonates with your brand’s identity.

Embracing lean management, we strive to make our solutions a catalyst for employee engagement and operational excellence in your business.

What are Magnetic Overlays?

Magnetic overlays provide a superior solution for fostering continuous improvement and adapting designs seamlessly. Customized to your specifications, we tailor overlays precisely to meet your requirements. Particularly beneficial in space-limited settings, they facilitate multiple designs on a single board. These printed magnetic overlays are effortlessly detachable, simplifying installation, storage, and reuse. When paired with a magnetic whiteboard as the foundation, they revitalize tired existing boards in your workplace, enhancing functionality and aesthetics.

Simply place your magnetic overlay over your existing whiteboard (as long as it has magnetic properties!)  and you instantly have gained a new area to analyse metrics and processes.

Some of our clients have used Magnetic Overlays for SQDCP Boards, KPI’s, TPM, Fishbone Diagrams, Job Shifts and Training Matrix’s.

Where will your imagination take you?

Neodymium magnets can significantly support Lean Manufacturing principles in several ways:

  1. Visual Management: Neodymium magnets are incredibly strong, allowing them to securely hold visual management tools such as Hand Tools, Kanban cards, production schedules, and task lists on magnetic whiteboards or other surfaces. This visibility helps teams quickly understand workflow status, identify bottlenecks, and make informed decisions to improve efficiency.

  2. Tool Organisation: In lean manufacturing, tool organization is crucial to reduce waste and streamline operations. Neodymium magnets can be used to create custom tool organization systems, such as shadow boards or tool racks, where tools are securely held in designated locations. This ensures that tools are always accessible, minimizing search time and promoting a more organized work environment.

  3. Inventory Management: Neodymium magnets can also be employed in inventory management systems to optimise inventory levels and reduce excess or obsolete inventory. For example, magnets can be used to label bins or shelves with product information, reorder points, and other relevant data, making it easy for workers to quickly identify and replenish inventory as needed.

  4. Fixture and Jig Setup: In manufacturing processes that require fixtures or jigs for holding workpieces in place, neodymium magnets can provide strong and precise positioning. By securely attaching fixtures or jigs to work surfaces using magnets, manufacturers can ensure consistent and accurate part placement, leading to improved quality and reduced variation in production.

  5. Quick Changeover: Neodymium magnets enable rapid setup and changeover of equipment and workstations, a critical aspect of lean manufacturing. For example, magnetic fixtures or setups can be easily swapped in and out as needed during changeover processes, reducing downtime and improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

  6. Error Proofing (Poka-Yoke): Neodymium magnets can be incorporated into error-proofing devices to prevent mistakes or defects in the manufacturing process. For instance, magnets can be used to secure tooling or fixtures in a specific orientation, ensuring that operators cannot proceed with the process if the setup is incorrect, thus minimizing the risk of errors or rework.

  7. Space Optimisation: Neodymium magnets offer a compact and versatile solution for holding tools, fixtures, and other items, allowing manufacturers to optimize space utilization in their facilities. By reducing clutter and maximizing available space, manufacturers can create more efficient and streamlined work areas, aligning with lean principles of waste reduction and continuous improvement.

Overall, the strong holding power, versatility, and precision of neodymium magnets make them valuable assets in implementing lean manufacturing practices, helping manufacturers achieve their goals of improving productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction.

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