Standardization

Standardization

Introduction: Standardization

In this knowledge module, you learn about the importance that standards in work have for continuous improvement and their facets.  

What are standards?

Standards …

  • are organizational techniques for work in production, laboratory and management processes.
  • ensure stable, safe and productive working processes.
  • should be adapted to customer demand.
  • lead to improved quality.
  • assign a time to each task for its completion.
  • enable the scheduling of work aspects and the necessary resources

What are the effects of standardized work?

How do you think standardization brings about improvement?


Select the right answers and check them.

Very good!

Standardizations eliminate process deviations, stabilize established improvements and store knowledge. Nevertheless, standards should still be questioned and optimized to achieve the best possible results.   

Unfortunately, that’s the wrong answer.

Standardizations eliminate process deviations, stabilize established improvements and store knowledge. Nevertheless, standards should still be questioned and optimized to achieve the best possible results.   

The sustainability of standards

Standardized processes are ideally defined by employees in collaboration with their team leader. Take a look at the factors that affect the sustainability of standards.  

Employee ideas must be taken on board and integrated into the development of standards.

Employees must be able to put the standards into practice.
Problems are used for further improvement of standards.
Standards must be useful and attainable.
Managers are responsible for creating, maintaining and reviewing standards. All employees are responsible for compliance with standards.

Conclusion

Good! You have completed the sixth knowledge module. If you haven’t done so already, take a look at the other modules to find out how you can integrate LEAN successfully into your everyday working life or start the final quiz.