Implementation of daily visual management at five small and medium sized enterprises in Produktionslyftet compared to six larger Swedish companies
Paper i proceeding, 2016

This paper compares the implementation of daily visual management (DVM) in five SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises), with practice in six large Swedish companies, considering the challenge to include sustainability aspects. With method definition from Produktionslyftet (PL), a Swedish development programme, DVM includes daily meetings around key performance indices (KPIs) and visualised information on boards. The SMEs were studied within PL while the large companies were studied in the research project SuReBPMS (Sustainable and resource efficient Business Performance Measurement Systems).
The empirical result from SMEs shows that KPIs often cover few areas (most common: delivery, safety and quality) while the larger companies have wider range of areas. In some SMEs the meeting agendas, KPIs and pulse-boards are standardised while in others there are differences between teams or operations. The larger companies were mainly standardised. Both SMEs and larger companies mostly include all employees in DVM, in line with PL-DVM methodology. The general tendency is to focus on short term rather than follow-up of strategic challenges in the DVM. Furthermore, environmental issues, such as climate impact, are rarely found on boards, while often reflected in company policy. However, many KPIs have a strong, indirect, connection to sustainability and environment.

operations management.

daily management

performance monitoring

real time management

visual management

daily meetings


Martin Kurdve

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Anna Landström

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Anna Ericson Öberg

Volvo Group

Mats Zackrisson


Kalle Persson


Andreas Myrelid

Lunds universitet

Pia Trollsfjord

Mälardalens högskola

Richard Berglund


Ulrika Ny Harlin

SPS16, 7th International Swedish Production Symposium
Lund, Sweden,

Sustainable Resource Efficient Business Performance Measurement Systems (SuRE BPMS)

VINNOVA (2015-01371), 2015-08-01 -- 2017-07-31.


Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi





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