Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
Time: 11:30-1:00 CST
Location: Zoom

Standard Work – by Neil Ferguson

I recently attended the Association for Manufacturing Excellence annual conference in Dallas, TX.  All throughout the conference the concept of standard work kept coming up, particularly as it relates to leaders.  As someone with several years of lean experience, I could give you a pretty good definition of standard work but admittedly I haven’t put it into practice as much as I should.  I felt a bit guilty about, but soon realized I wasn’t alone.

While researching the topic on Jim Womack’s Lean Enterprise Institute website, the following sentence caught my attention: “Standardized work is one of the most powerful, but least used lean tools.”  I left the conference with standard work being one of my key takeaways.  I encourage you to look for ways to implement this not just in your organization but in your personal workflow as well.  Good luck!

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