- Standard Work or Work Instruction? Which Will Provide the Most Benefit?
Standard Work, or Standardized Work is the cornerstone of Lean Manufacturing. It’s the starting point on which to base improvement. You can’t work out where your waste is or use six sigma tools to minimise variability. The first step is to understand the processes and tasks and have them performed consistently.
- Thoroughly risk-assess your workplace
Most incidents do not occur when people are just standing in a workplace, minding their own business. Most incidents are the result of actions, when people are performing the jobs.
- Eliminating your top frustrations
What causes your business the most pain? What really irks you in terms of waste or annoyance? When we asked small business owners about their top frustrations, there were 2 topics that kept recurring: