Standardized Work: The Foundation for Kaizen

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:
    • Training
    • Waste elimination
    • Sustainability of improvements
    • Predictability of results
Date(s)May 21, 2020
Duration8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LocationSan Diego State University - College of Extended Studies 5250 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-1925
Instructors Sammy Obara

Cost$800* (Includes all materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day)