Again, Indy in the Map Room

A model shouldn't just sit there looking pretty. It should be capable of actively controlling the process that it represents. I call these Control Models. A Control Model presents a pictorial representation of what is actually happening out in the real world - to which it connects - just like the model in the map room above used by Indy in the movie Raiders.

For example, The factory and warehouse at right were real projects.:
The factory example displays live status of a machine making parts, with simple green-yellow-red indicators like traffic lights. The warehouse example displays live inventory across time, showing shipping, receiving and onhand quantities. 

Simple pictorial graphics like these, instead of screens full of numbers, facilitate recognition of status and problems - increasing productivity, stability and safety.

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