Standardised Work is one of the most basic building blocks for any lean system.
Why? Well without having established a standard or baseline you can’t begin to measure any improvement you make.
Therefore, any work that is performed repetitively, even more than once should be standardised. The intent being to ensure the work is carried out safely, correctly and effectively based upon the current technologies and methods available.
Where ever possible we try to use a visual “Teach Poster” to explain the subject matter.
These are simple, imaged based triggers to remind you of the key concepts and learning points.
It is structured around Purpose, Process and People.
From our experience, we have found this to be the most effective way to teach others and enable them to share their knowledge quickly and easily with others.
Please download the upper portion and of the Standardised Work Teach Poster before you progress to the next lesson.
This will allow you to keep it for reference and make notes as you complete and progress through Level 1 – Knowledge.
In Purpose, you will learn about where Standardised Work fits in to the Lean Transformation Framework.
Also, why is it important and the benefits of using it.
For Process, we will explain the levels it can be applied, the different types and pre-conditions required in order for it to be implemented and sustained.
In People, you will understand the behaviours and leadership skills required around standardised work, and how that supports employee involvement and teamworking.
Use the menu side bar to follow & track your progress through the learning steps.
The Level 1 course can be completed in a relatively short space of time (approx. 2 hrs). You may however take longer or shorter – it depends upon your existing knowledge and experience.
If you can partner with other people to do the learning together, this would be good – but not essential!
It will make it more fun and you will learn from other people’s perspectives – we all see things differently!
Make sure you critically reflect on your current thinking against the information provided.
Doing a reflection and learning from your past experiences will enable you to more more effective in the future and develop your thinking way.
Now use the menu sidebar to progress through the rest of the Prepare the Learner Section.