Standardized work creates a baseline to understand how the process is currently working. Once a process is stabilized, a baseline is created.
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Standardized work procedures create a format that everyone can understand reducing confusion and waste.
- Creates a baseline of understanding
- Eliminates people doing their own thing
- Improves visual management
- Reduces mistakes in an operation, lowering costs
- Decrease defects
Standardized work is not about turning people into mindless robots. It is about setting a baseline so improvement can occur and freeing up the mental capacity from doing the routine in order to think about how the process could work better.
Employees are trained in standardized work procedures facilitate use of equipment and tools for proper tasks. Employees have what they need, and know how to use it to accomplish work tasks. Increased focus during the work day improves profitability.
An often overlooked part of standardized work is how foundational it is to continuous improvement.
Standardized work creates a baseline to understand how the process is currently working. Once a process is stabilized, a baseline is created. Now an improvement can happen. A change can be made to the process and the results can be monitored. If the process improves, it will be seen.
Implement Standardized Work building your Lean foundation, to increase execution excellence. Add to operating ability with additional courses designed to build in deeper functionality and increased cost savings. Call for additional details, or to set up a training for your business.