Standard Work is a Lean principle that identifies and removes variations from all processes within your production cycle. This consistency comes with multiple benefits, such as an improved product, greater health and safety compliance and minimal waste. It also plays a major role in reducing timeframes and costs, which in turn enables a smoother and more precise prediction of outputs and profit margins.
The application of Standard Work to your production facility isn’t a one-time event, as it must be fully integrated into your company culture to prevent constraints and bottlenecks from gradually appearing and growing into larger problems. That’s why Standard Work is a core principle of a continuous improvement mindset, as it’s a case of repeatedly checking processes to determine whether they’re still operating at peak efficiency.
By making continuous improvement a core part of your business model, your teams are empowered and given the tools they require to achieve operational excellence.
Clarity provides a Standard Work and Line Balance workshop that companies across multiple sectors find invaluable. Theis course equips delegates with the ability to capture all activities that form a repeatable process and develop a standard way for each one to function.
This approach doesn’t simply focus on the process itself, as it also takes into consideration what is required of the operator. Even if a process has been fine-tuned so that it follows the most effective route, it’s crucial that the operator isn’t overburdened.
Following on from this, any processes that are linked to one another must be analysed to ensure that the workload is properly balanced, as only then can Standard Work be carried out with unwavering accuracy and results.
By booking onto our full-day workshop, your teams will get the opportunity to explore the importance and applications of Standard Work and Line Balancing, which includes reviewing workflow in line with the eight wastes. The workshop is split into two sessions (morning and afternoon), followed by Standard Work templates and a handout of the presentation.
Our aim is to give your employees everything they need to fully understand and apply Standard Work and Line Balancing techniques, which will bring instant results to your business. Providing that Standard Work is included in your continuous improvement programme, you’ll find that your processes run more smoothly, output is maximised, and your operatives never feel that there is too much pressure placed upon them.
Standard Work can be difficult to achieve without expert guidance and training. To find out more about how we can help your business to achieve operational excellence, get in touch with our team on +44 (0)1482 296451 or fill in our contact form.
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