Imagine walking through a business and discovering that all of the employee communication boards are six months out of date. Imagine that the red, yellow, green production status lights were all set to green and then overhearing an employee say that he could not remember the last time someone used the yellow or red status lights even though the production line goes down frequently.
Imagine seeing blank hour-by-hour production boards or quality charts showing perfect performance even though piles of rejected parts wait to be scrapped or reworked. Imagine a square painted on the floor that was meant for one container of parts and seeing five containers crammed into the space. Imagine set-up times that have been significantly reduced yet everything still is done in large batches.