Standardization & Standard Work Course
Control the Chaos
Standardization is the key to eliminating instability and variation in your processes. Apply it to get the upper hand on your processes, get away from “firefighting,” and finally control the chaos.
Sustain Your Gains
Learn the not-so-sexy secret to longterm lean success: standardization! If you don’t learn to standardize, you will never sustain your gains. Kaizen will fail!
Unlock Unlimited Improvement
Realize how true kaizen (aka continuous improvement) is about continuously improving standards, and engage your whole organization in the practice of improvement.
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Introduction to Standardization
- Learn the difference between a standard, standardization, and standard work.
- Discover 9 reasons why standardization is critical to your success.
- Realize how standardization is essential for kaizen to work properly.
Debunking Myths About Standardization
- Myth #1: standardization limits creativity and individualism.
- Myth #2: standard work is permanent.
- Myth #3: standards are used to beat people up.
- Myth #4: standard work is self-explaining.
- Myth #5: standard operating procedures (SOPs) are sufficient.
Characteristics of Great Standards
- Learn how to develop world-class standards by making them: safe, high quality, the best demonstrated, simple, visual, and physical.
- Avoid common pitfalls when developing standards.
The Goal of Stability
- Learn to avoid the trap of standardizing a process that is not yet stable.
- Discover the 4M’s of man, machine, material, and method, and how they influence the stability of a process.
Standards Must Be Maintained
- Discover why injecting some energy into maintaining standards is absolutely essential.
- Learn to appreciate the importance of following up on standards on a regular basis.
- Realize the importance of focussing on the process, not the person!
Standards Must Be Improved
- Realize that every improvement must START and END with a standard.
- Realize that in the absence of a standard, the first improvement is to create one!
- Discover three consequences of failing to standardize an improvement.
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