work means there is a set of work procedures that effectively combine
people, materials, processes, technology, and machines to maintain
quality, efficiency, safety, and predictability.
establishes the best methods and sequence steps to optimize performance
and minimize waste. After creating the work procedures you train
people to follow the established standard.
This help ensures
employees complete a process the same way every time no matter who
works the tasks. High quality is a direct output of a repeatable process.
throughout the enterprise gains consistency in
manufacturing processes. In addition there
is a wealth of opportunities for applying standardized
work to administrative processes. This tool is not just a
lean tool for manufacturing but necessary for Quality Systems certifications such as ISO 9001.
By applying standard work you:
*Create repeatable processes.
*Identify the most efficient method for a process.
*Implement defective and productive training for employees.
*Establish documentation for each process.
*Improve process and product quality.
*Lower cost associated with scrap and rework.
*Reduces excessive processing due to poor process design.
*Eliminate excessive and unnecessary motion for a process.
*Identify waste in a process.