May 21, 2020 | San Diego, CA
In this workshop, you will learn how documenting the current best practice of a process — using standardized work forms — creates the baseline for continuous improvement (Kaizen).
The benefits of standardized work include documentation of the current process for all shifts, reductions in variability, easier training of new operators, reductions in injuries and strain, and a baseline for improvement activities.
Standardizing the work adds discipline to the culture, an element that is frequently neglected but essential for lean to take root. Standardized work is also a learning tool that supports audits, promotes problem solving, and involves team members in developing poka-yokes.
- Understand the fundamentals of standardization and its importance in the foundation of a lean system.
- Prepare standardized work forms.
- Introduce standardization techniques to improve:
- Waste elimination
- Sustainability of improvements
- Predictability of results
|Date(s)||May 21, 2020|
|Duration||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Location||San Diego State University - College of Extended Studies 5250 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-1925|
|Cost||$800* (Includes all materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day)|
Standardized work is one of the most powerful but least used lean tools. By documenting the current best practice, standardized work forms the baseline for kaizen or continuous improvement. As the standard is improved, the new standard becomes the baseline for further improvements, and so on. Improving standardized work is a never-ending process.
Basically, standardized work consists of three elements:
- Takt time, which is the rate at which products must be made in a process to meet customer demand.
- The precise work sequence in which an operator performs tasks within takt time.
- The standard inventory, including units in machines, required to keep the process operating smoothly.
Establishing standardized work relies on collecting and recording data on a few forms. These forms are used by engineers and front-line supervisors to design the process and by operators to make improvements in their own jobs. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use these forms and why it will be difficult to make your lean implementations “stick” without standardized work.
“I was extremely amazed by how easily Sammy Obara can teach the lean methodoloy, concepts and techniques. This makes learning so interesting and alive. The training was very effective, the didactic was perfect, all our questions were eliminated and our goals were completely fulfilled.”
– Paul Viezzer
Volvo, Powertrain Brazil
- Operators – by understanding the importance of following standardized work rigorously and how they can make improvements through kaizen
- Line supervisors – by learning how to observe people’s cycle times, movements, and process steps
- Engineers and lean leaders – by understanding how to introduce, support, and teach standardization)
- Managers – by understanding how to audit for adherence
– or –
- Organizations at any stage in a lean transformation that are struggling with:
- Failures to sustain the results from past kaizen events
- Problems training new employees
- Inability to work within takt time or consistent cycle times
Learn more about the instructor(s) who will be leading you through this workshop.
LEI Faculty, President Honsha Associates, Honsha Associates
Sammy learned the Toyota Production System while working at Toyota Motors in Japan. For three years he underwent intense practical training at the Honsha Overseas Engineering Division in Toyota City. Then for 13 years, he implemented lean in a variety of Toyota facilities in Japan, Brazil, the United States, and Venezuela.
Sammy has hands-on experience implementing lean principles in other industries, including healthcare, construction, retail, and government. In all, he has helped over 300 companies on their lean journeys. He holds a master’s degree in technology management and has lectured at universities such as Stanford and Harvard. He currently aids companies implementing lean through Honsha Associates.
San Diego, CA
Workshops begin at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm. Breakfast and lunch are provided with breakfast beginning at 7:30am.
Breakfast, breaks and lunch are included in your registration fee beginning with breakfast at 7:30am. You are on your own for dinner. LEI staff can provide advice on local restaurants and attractions in the area. Please inform LEI of any food allergies or specials needs.
Workshop attire is business casual
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