Standardized Work is the backbone of Continuous Improvement
Standardized Work defines what is to be done when and how long it should take. ISO-9000 was based on standardizing processes to minimize variation. Once repeatable, improvements can be made and sustained to create an improved process. Accurate production rates within Standardized Work provides the ability to identify where and why variation exists. This quantitative data is used in many Lean -Six Sigma tools to improve processes. Productivity tracking tools such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) use standard rates as one of its’ three calculation variables.
In summary, the backbone to efficiently improve your processes is to have accurate Standardized Work. Let Productivity Solutions help you document and calculate accurate standardized rates. Then we can cost-justify the solutions to increase your profit margin.