Standard work is a detailed definition of the current agreed-upon steps needed for a person to complete one work cycle in the absolute best and most reliable method possible.
One key principle is that standard work is not restrictive, rather it is meant to be improved like all other types of work within a business. Each standard creates a new baseline for kaizen. Additionally, the standard work being performed should represent the most effective, efficient combination of manpower, materials and machines possible. Standardized work is a crucial element of a lean strategy. Without standard work in place there is no accurate means of measuring improvements or monitoring gaps in performance. Standard work will help make your implementation a success.
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