Creating Valuable Human Capital to drive Lean through Standard Work training
Standard Work is also known as Standardized Work or Lean SOP. Standard Work is the best way, safest way and most efficient way to do a task. It is developed by experienced people who do the work, and is the outcome of collaboration and refinement by this group of employees. This best, safest and and most efficient way to do the task is then pilot tested and further refined before roll-out to other employees. The Standard Work is improved on a continuous basis. This training covers the techniques and methods used to develop Standard Work through a simulation, exercises and practice.
Want Standard Work is and is not?
It is a common misconception that the aim of Standard Work is to document a procedure so that all the employees who do a particular task make use of the same procedure to do it.
This is an oversimplification of the understanding of Standard Work. It is also quite an incomplete understanding of what it is meant to be for.
This article explains what Standard Work is and what it is not.
Standard Work - more information
One of the most important tools of lean manufacturing is Standard Work. Standard Work is also known as Standardized Work or Lean SOP. It is applicable in both office settings as well as more industrial settings.
In developing Standard Work a group of experts in that piece of work come together to find the best, fastest, safest way to do it. In lean product development deployments, Standard Work is used to develop design guidelines for engineers.
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