Space savings alone enabled a less than six months return on investment. Teams are much more efficient and productive. As an example, we have managed to reduce the length of our management meetings by 50%. Personally I am a big fan of iObeya.
We don’t judge the success of iObeya in terms of dollars and cents, but by it further enhancing what we are trying to create here – and that’s a culture of Lean Visual Management, problem-solving, transparency, simplicity, prioritization, and communication. Creating an ROI on the hard costs such as money saved on supplies, or people’s time, would undervalue its impact on our organization. We are committed to the path of Lean Visual Management and iObeya helps us take it to another level.
After a successful 6 month pilot, we have decided to deploy iObeya on a large scale within the Volvo Group. Digital Visual Management avoids misunderstanding and brings efficiency to global teams, through reduced travel, development time and emails. iObeya is a “must” for a global company working Lean.
iObeya exceeds our expectations, enabling the benefits already associated with Lean to be made available to more teams. It supports our business transformation, helps to harmonise our operations, fosters better team work, provides greater visibility on performance, and enhances cross-site communications. Teams meet more often, with less need to travel, are more focused and prepared for meetings, and solve problems better together.
iObeya is a unique, powerful, enterprise Digital Visual Management platform that respects our Lean principles and rituals. It accelerates Lean adoption throughout the organization and has enabled our Product Development teams, dispersed across multiple sites, to collaborate efficiently, without the need to travel.
We carried out a test of iObeya during a few months for project management. We are totally convinced by its efficiency in terms of productivity, time and space savings. We are planning to use it on a permanent and larger basis. This is undoubtedly a modern and intuitive tool, enhancing our existing visual management systems, well adapted to multi sites teams.