We have been working on developing these in our manufacturing process, but I tend to get caught up in the details of function. First, help me pinpoint the function. 1. An 8 second review by a higher level manager will reveal where we stand, and if we are on track or having issues (8 seconds was quoted here, but that seems almost silly to me. Unless they are looking for flashing red lights or something. But I get the point) 2. Issues that do arise are escalated to the people/departments that are able to help solve the problem. #2 is what gets me caught up the most. I understand how it could possibly work. A department has a quick meeting to review the board and highlight issues. The supervisor/manager of the department is present during this quick review. An issue is found and noted on board. The supervisor/manager then attends his next level of communication board talks with his peers, and notes the issue so that others could help solve the problem. The manager in charge of that group has a meeting with his higher level peers..... so on and so on in a pretty upward pattern. But how do you escalate to the appropriate party when it could be one of many different departments that could help. Not just the managers, but maybe design, or engineering or purchasing. Do the various managers attend each of the other departments boards everyday to gather information? Or does someone for the other departments attend the lower level boards everyday? And wouldn't you need to distinguish between, WE NEED HELP TODAY!, as opposed to: if we put in another station it would really help the flow, lets work on this, type of problems. I don't see how the needing help today, or even very soon type of problems would be communicated as quickly as need be. Ok, with all that said, Do you use communication boards? How does your company manage information flow?