Standardized work is the central tool in the lean workplace. It enables repeatability and control of the process; ensures everyone is using the best known practice for safety, quality and efficiency of the process; establishes immediate visibility of problems; and provides a platform for continuous improvement. In this workshop, we will explain the rationale behind lean standardized work, describe in detail how to design, document, and improve standardized work and apply this knowledge in either a simulated or actual work setting. We will integrate source quality, including mistake-proofing into processes and standardized work. This class is delivered over 2 days, but can be tailored if necessary to fit your schedule better. We recommend that companies incorporate a workplace project in the class where the students apply what they have learned to their jobs.
This course is designed for team members or individual contributors, first line supervisors and production support personnel, but can accommodate any group.