When implementing LSW in a production environment, it is important to involve all members of the production team in the process. This can help to ensure that everyone has a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities and that they are fully committed to the implementation of LSW.
Category: Standard Work
4 Rules of Process: Rule #4
If a process is not measured with reliable data, it can be difficult to accurately assess its effectiveness or identify areas for improvement. This is because the data being used to evaluate the process may be incomplete, inaccurate, or biased, which can lead to incorrect conclusions being drawn.
4 Rules of Process: Rule #3
If a process isn't easy to follow because of various obstacles (problems with equipment, materials, schedules, instructions, etc.) workers will be forced to work "around the system" to get the job done; this will produce differing results.
4 Rules of Process: Rule #2
When we create or update processes and they are not fully understood by the people doing the work, they will find ways to get the work done based on their own experiences. Evidence of this is when you try to train someone with different people and the trainer remarks "we don't do it that way on our shift." LOL. This is probably heard more often than not.
4 Rules of Process: Rule #1
"This approach is not unilateral however. It is necessary to play catch ball with those who will be doing the work. This will ensure they buy in to the process but it is up to the leader to define the parameters to make sure no effort is wasted."
A Summary of the 4 Rules of Process
"If a process is not clearly defined, it will be up to the individual worker to know how to get the job done; this means that the process will be done differently by different people"
The Shift Playbook
"How do we know what to improve if we don't know what's happening?"
Kaizen Event Code Of Conduct
The difference between a successful Kaizen event and an unsuccessful one is getting buy-in on these six key items. Downloadable template included.
Leader Standard Work – PDCA
The art of using LSW as an improvement tool is to be able to read the sheet with your "process" eyes. What this means is not to focus on reds and ask "why didn't they get done?" What you are looking for as a lean leader are process gaps.
Four Tips for Personal Journaling
We are going to help you be able to sit down and begin a journal that will be yours. It will fit with the way your mind works. It will fit your creative style. In essence - it will be a reflection of who you are!