Standard Work or Work Instructions for Lean Manufacturing?

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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.

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: