Shopfloor management in production

Involved and not just present

Minimizing the “implementation gap” between the potential of systems and the level of utilization by employees is a major challenge for companies today. Concentrating management staff on the production line and thus at the point of value creation concerns much more than just control. Shopfloor management creates identification among staff where management has created distance from behind the desk. And the stronger this sense of identification is, the more employees will be engaged, resulting in maximum value creation to achieve the company’s goals.


The tools of shopfloor management create opportunities for effective leadership. However, these tools can only be used properly and applied when action is taken to develop leadership skills – this will guarantee greater staff motivation and sustained success. The toolbox of leadership includes performance measurement systems to improve achievement of the company’s goals as well as effective meeting management and motivational techniques.

Your benefits

  • Understand the demands on managers and the best methods and tools for shopfloor management.
  • Learn how to close the “implementation gap” between management and the shopfloor, paving the way toward greater productivity.


  • Basic theory of shopfloor management. Goals, benefits, background.
  • Making professional use of performance measurement systems and visualization options.
  • Using discussion panels correctly and optimally planning the deployment of staff.
  • The problem-solving process: Breaking new ground and achieving better results.
  • The requirements of operational managers. What you have to do and how to manage it best.
  • Leadership qualities: Objective assessment based on a role model.
  • Tips for the successful introduction of shopfloor management. Coaching and training requirements.

Target audience

Specialists and managers from production, maintenance, and quality assurance.