To ensure timely production and operations safety, manufacturing processes should be standardized to use the most effective combination of people, materials, methods and machines. Manufacturer’s Edge’s Standard Work is a tool for maintaining productivity, quality, and safety at high levels, while providing a consistent framework for illuminating opportunities for improvements in work procedures.
The three-day workshop consists of both classroom training and exercises to implement changes on the plant floor. Participant will form teams to analyze and break down work content, determine the best sequence of work components, identify necessary tools and diagrams, and identify roles and responsibilities for operators and managers. Participants will document the newly standardized process, and determine the procedure for determining any future process changes. The workshop will conclude with participants presenting the new standardized process.
Although activities will focus on two areas of your choosing, to be truly successful standardization must occur across the plant. Standardization tools that can be used universally will be taught, including paint and color stands for safety elements, equipment operation instructions, floor markings, building interior and exterior, material labeling and more. By creating company standards and defining procedures, you can achieve commonality across the entire organization.
With successful standardization of factory processes, you can help assure high quality products, empowered and happy workers, satisfied customers, workplace safety and strong factory cost performance.
- Standardize the manufacturing process in two areas
- Standardize signage, labeling and communication plant-wide
- Create living standardization document for all staff to reference
- Report out of changes, planned tasks and related impact on productivity and profits