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Implementing Standardized Work

Writing Standardized Work Forms, 1st Edition

By Alain Patchong

Productivity Press

111 pages | 55 B/W Illus.

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The first book in The One-Day Expert series detailed the initial steps that Thomas, a young, high-potential plant manager in an industrial group, took to assess his plant’s situation through measurement of operators’ performance. The second book in the series, Implementing Standardized Work: Writing Standardized Work Forms focuses on the next step of this assessment—writing Standardized Work forms to help identify variability and waste.

The book uses numerous examples, charts, and drawings to illustrate the interaction between operator, machine, and material. Besides process analysis, the book discusses process analysis charts, Standardized Work charts, Standardized Work combination tables, and operator work instructions. It also:

  • Summarizes key points after each step to reinforce understanding
  • Contains many illustrations to help make application easy
  • Includes access to additional materials on the book’s website

Since an operation can only be standardized if it is repeatable, the most important requirement for a real application of Standardized Work is minimum stability in the process. The book explains how to estimate the stability level of a process by performing process analysis. It also presents a multistage bar called Yamazumihyo to help you perform your own process analysis.

After reading this book you will understand how to use Standardized Work forms as the starting point to establishing a safe and ergonomic work place that delivers quality products in an efficient manner.

Table of Contents


Training Day

"We Already Have Standards!"

On Which Tasks Can Standardized Work Forms Be Written?

Collecting Data

Task One: Group Forming

Task Two: Team Organization

Task Three: Facilitator Gives Job Instructions for Operators

Task Four: Teams List the Detailed Steps on Flipcharts

Task Five: Facilitator and All Teams Determine Measurement Steps and Measurement Points

Task Six: Each Team to Perform 20 Reps

Introducing the Four Standardized Work Documents

Getting Ready

The First Element of Standardized Work Forms: Takt Time

The Second Element of Standardized Work Forms: Job Sequence

The Third Element of Standardized Work Forms: Standardized Work in Process (SWIP)

The Fourth Element of Standardized Work Forms: Key Points

Writing the Forms

Initiation to the Yamazumihyo or Process Analysis Chart

Writing the Three Remaining Standardized Work Forms

Shop Floor Application



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management