What is Standard Work

Standard work is a key concept in lean manufacturing, acting as a blueprint for efficient, consistent operations.

It represents the most effective, efficient, and safe way to perform tasks, aiming to minimize waste and variability while maximizing efficiency and quality.

Standard work includes the sequence of activities, timing, workstation layout, and necessary resources.

It is documented and visually displayed in the workplace to guide operators and serve as a benchmark for continuous improvement.

The goal is to ensure tasks are performed consistently, reducing errors and increasing productivity, crucial for meeting customer demand and maintaining high quality.

Standard work is dynamic, evolving with continuous improvements reflecting the Kaizen principle.

It encompasses safety, quality, and worker responsibility, empowering operators to take ownership, solve problems, and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.