New Horizons in Standardized Work: Techniques for Manufacturing and Business Process Improvement
Enabling management to verify that processes are being performed correctly and in an efficient manner, standardized work provides limitless opportunities for process improvements. So much so, that it has become a vital component of improvement efforts in Lean enterprise systems.
New Horizons in Standardized Work: Techniques for Manufacturing and Business Process Improvement is an all-inclusive guide to applying standardized work principles to virtually any business in any industry. It facilitates a fundamental understanding of standardized work principles and the logic behind their development, so readers can successfully extend and adapt them to their own work situation. It also:
In a step-by-step format, this book discusses the relationship of the work period and the takt time, as well as the importance of the three main worker interface levels in job design. It includes an array of examples that demonstrate how the concepts discussed can be applied across a range of industries—including health care, construction, business processes, and food services.
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What Is Standardized Work?
Cyclic Standardized Work
LongCycle Standardized Work
Job Design for the Worker Understanding the Levels of Interfacing
Noncyclic Standardized Work
Philosophy for Auditing Standardized Work
Documenting Common Issues and Problems with a WCT
Taking Measurements with a Stopwatch
Workplace MockUps and Simulation Philosophy
A Little More on the Kaizen Attitude