1st Edition

Implementing Standardized Work Writing Standardized Work Forms

By Alain Patchong Copyright 2013
    111 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    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.


    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




    <p>Alain Patchong is the Director of Assembly at Faurecia Automotive Seating, France. He also holds the title of Master Expert in Assembly processes. He was previously the Industrial Engineering Manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at Goodyear in Luxembourg. In this position, he developed training materials and led a successful initiative for the deployment of Standardized Work in several Goodyear plants.</p>