Standard Work

Standard Work

How To Reduce Defects in Manufacturing in 2022

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Product defects are a pain at any manufacturing company. When all the time, energy, and money that is spent to produce a product is wasted due to defects in the final...

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Standard Work

11 Common Manufacturing Challenges & Solutions | 2023

25 min read

When it comes to industry, manufacturing might be one of the most challenging. Because of the high cost of doing business, the need for skilled workers, and an...

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Standard Work

4 Indirect Ways to Improve Safety on the Plant Floor

5 min read

Safety managers have a multitude of safety strategies to protect the health and safety of their workforce. From PPE guidelines, LOTO programs, fire exit signage, the list is...

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Standard Work

How to Reduce Changeover Time with Standard Work Instructions

8 min read

Many manufacturers see reducing changeover time as a golden opportunity to improve operational efficiency and reduce waste. For good reason, a simple reduction in changeover...

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Standard Work

What's Wrong with Standard Work?

8 min read

66% of companies fail in their attempts at Standard Work.

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Free Standard Operating Procedure & Work Instruction Templates

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Standard operating procedure (SOP) and work instruction templates help standardize processes and present information consistently. We’ve seen thousands of examples of these...

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Continuous Improvement

What is Standard Work?

6 min read

Lean operations and manufacturers have used Standard Work for decades, yet many companies lack clarity when it comes to this fundamental lean methodology.

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Continuous Improvement

How to Establish a Lean Culture in 4 Steps

5 min read

An effective lean culture aims to reduce waste and inefficiency while improving the value delivered to customers. The lean organization is a model that’s been historically...

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Continuous Improvement

Kaizen and Standardization with Dr. Robert Maurer

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We spoke with Dr. Robert Maurer, author of “Spirit of Kaizen,” a leading expert in the field of psychology and organizational change, about Kaizen and the role of...

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