This is a good article to describe the strength of standardize work instructions.  This included 100% inspection for critical functional characteristics.   With improvements, the total cycle time was reduced by 35% and now implemented throughout the organization.  Also, since the standardized procedure is simple to implement, reduction in training costs allows for other improvements to be implemented.

If you face 100% inspection and other barriers for eliminating wastes that prevent your process to speed-up, think standardize work procedures.

Article Link: http://www.sme.org/MEMagazine/Article.aspx?id=84187&taxid=1415

Gary Kapanowski – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Excelsior

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