Stuart Mitton

Measure What Matters

Visual performance management is seen frequently in business, KPI boards, Control rooms, Short interval control. But how effective is YOUR visual management process?

  • Are the measures correct?
  • Do those measures engage your teams?
  • Do the meetings drive problem solving activity?
  • Are people merely, ‘going through the motions’?

There are many reasons Visual Performance Management fails to deliver the outcomes it promises.

In this session, We will discuss the problems with Visual Management, and how to address those shortcomings, turning your VPM meetings into an engaging and highly effective window on performance that is the engine of your daily improvement process.


Kicking off his manufacturing career as a mechanical apprentice at Rolls Royce three decades ago, Stuart Mitton has seen a vast array of industry changes during his ascent to the role of business consultant.

Today, he uses his international experiences to help Businesses embrace lean methodologies and develop in-house skills to embark on continuous improvement journeys.

Committed to helping clients grow, improve and develop, Stuart has offered invaluable advice and guidance for a wide variety of big brand names like Network Rail, Victrex, Morrisons Supermarkets and Manufacturing, DB Schenker, South West Trains, Arriva Rail and Kerry Foods.

Stuart specialises in consulting for lean and continuous improvement in businesses, offering support in lean transformation to make change happen.

Drawing on his extensive industry experience, Stuart provides extensive leadership coaching,  training and education for businesses in lean ideology – creating and delivering in-house programmes that instil essential leadership behaviours in existing staff.

This in turn helps companies build effective value streams that pave the way for future success.

“I help to lead transformation in any sort of environment. Manufacturing is my background, but I’ve worked across many sectors to help people find the kinds of solutions they need to see sustainable results.” 

The future of continuous improvement coaching

Stuart is planning to invest more time in virtual reality coaching in the future, working with technology that recreates lifelike environments where they can practise new skills, gain experience and develop essential knowledge.

This enables businesses to make significant improvements across a variety of areas (such as safety) whilst boosting productivity levels in a cost-efficient manner.

“Leaders’ behaviours are really important. I’m passionate about helping to create exceptional leaders who think in a slightly different way. This ensures cultural change is able to gain a foothold in the organisation.”