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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