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Standard Work Sheet (+Form +Video)

The Standard Work Sheet is a staple form for Lean Manufacturing. It provides a graphical view of the workstation, the path of the operator, and the amount of standard work-in-process required to keep the process flowing smoothly.

This form goes hand-in-hand with the Standard Work Combination Sheet.

Learn more about Standard Work in The Continuous Improvement Companion. Our entry includes a free 10-page PDF file. It also has a convenient 15-minute audio file available for purchase, so you can improve your Lean skills on the go.

Example of a Standard Work Sheet

Click the image to download a free Standard Work Sheet. (Image from Whaddaya Mean I Gotta Be Lean? by Jeff Hajek

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Directions

  1. Fill out all header and footer information.
  2. Draw the layout of the work area as close to scale as you can. You don’t need fancy artwork, but it should be easy to tell what you are looking at.
  3. Show the path of the operator (or operators) on the sheet.
  4. Draw in the standard work-in-process in the station. A rule of thumb is that there is one piece for each automated machine, and one for each operator.
  5. Draw in any quality checks and areas that need a special emphasis on safety.
    • WARNING: If you find yourself drawing in a safey icon, you should…

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$19.99

 

Standard Work Video (MP4, Immediate Download, Individual License; 42 min), Structuring Standard Work (96 Pages, Immediate Download, Individual License), Standard Work Audio Term on MP3 (Individual License, 14:25), Takt Time Audio Term on MP3 (Individual License, 14:11), Cycle Time Audio Term on MP3 (Individual License, 8:49), Standard Work in 8 Not So Easy Steps MP3 (Individual License, 6:00). Free downloads for members: SW Term on PDF (14 page PDF), Takt Time Term (14 page PDF), Cycle Time Term (9 page PDF), Standard Work-In-Process Term on PDF (7 pages), Standard Work Sheet, Standard Work Combination Sheet, Time Observation Sheet, Takt Time Calculator, Standard Work in 8 Not So Easy Steps (4 page PDF)

 

$16.99

 

Standard Work PowerPoint (37 slides), SW Overview Student Guide

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For use in reporting units of up to 20,000 people. Some restrictions appply.
Rule of thumb: One license per president.

Standard Work Overview Video

 

$129.00

Narrated PowerPoint, 42 minutes, MP4, Immediate Download

Structuring Standard Work

 

$59.99

Lean Tutorial, PDF, 96 Pages, Immediate Download

Standard Work Term Audio

 

$29.99

MP3, 14:25, Immediate Download

Takt Time Term Audio

 

$29.99

MP3, 14:11, Immediate Download

Cycle Time Term Audio

 

$29.99

MP3, 8:49, Immediate Download

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Standard Work Overview

 

$36.99

Narrated PowerPoint, 42 minutes

  • Computer generated Standard Work Sheets look nice (see below), but people are reluctant to change them. If you want to create these forms on a computer, make sure you also hang a red pen near where you post them so changes can be marked in when improvements are made.
  • The lines should show a general flow, not every step the person takes. Do that on a spaghetti chart. (Spaghetti charts are often drawn on Standard Work Sheets during an improvement project to show all the walking an operator does. The drawing often ends up looking like…

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