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Standardised Work

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Standardisation is used in Lean to make processes better by understanding what the most efficient way of completing a task is, and then establishing a process to ensure that this method can be repeated.

It has a number of advantages in the workplace which include: reducing variability - and subsequently improving quality, improving employee well-being through better health and safety.

 It centres around the following key principles:

  • The rate at which products are made or a job is completed, often referred to as Takt time.
  • The work sequence which is required in manufacture or to complete a job.
  • The standard inventory of machinery required to keep processes running smoothly