Standard Work

Learn what both Standards and Standardization are and why they are crucial to long term continuous improvement success.


Learn what both Standards and Standardization are and why they are crucial to long term continuous improvement success.


There are several prerequisites that must be in place before attempting Standard Work.

Introduction to Standard Work

Learn what the four types of Standard Work are and how they apply to any organization no matter if you build cars on an assembly or do so-called creative work inside a cubicle.

3 Elements

Learn what the 3 elements of Standard Work are and how to apply them properly.

Process Capacity Tool
Standard Work Combination Sheet

Learn how to create one of the most misunderstood and misused Standard Work templates in this module.

Standard Work Sheet

Learn how to document the "dance steps" of associates working in the same cell or work area.

Standard Work Instruction Sheet

Learn how to tie multiple Standard Work documents into one easy to understand form that can be used to train new associates.

Standard WIP

Learn how to calculate Standard WIP when faced with things such as automatic cycle machines and external supplier processes that require some batch processing.

Lead Time

Learn an extremely accurate lead time measurement for organization’s fully immersed in Standard Work.

Time Observation Sheet

Arguably the most powerful Industrial Engineering tool available...when used correctly, the Time Observation Sheet will become the backbone of your Standard Work implementation.

How to Draw a Pig

We take a break from our traditional teaching lessons as we have some fun drawing a pig, with and without Standard Work. This module is best viewed with a group of people.

Step by Step

In this module we tie all of the previous Standard Work tools together in a step by step manner ensuring we have a solid understanding of Type 1 Standard Work before transitioning to Type 2 Standard Work.

Mixed Model Standard Work Introduction

We introduce how Standard Work applies to non repetitive, mixed model, applications while also introducing the mixed model case study we will follow in the coming modules.

Mixed Model: Balance Work Among Operators

We introduce the Timer Pro Software (Free Trial to Full Version Available to Gemba Academy students) while also learning how to balance work among multiple operators.

Mixed Model: Balance Cycle and Takt Time

We now learn how to easily balance cycle time to takt across multiple mixed models.

Mixed Model: The Yamazumi Chart

We now learn how to send our balanced work to an extremely powerful lean tool called a Yamazumi Chart.

Mixed Model: Creating Combination Sheets

Learn how to create multiple Standard Work Combination Sheets in seconds.

Transactional Standard Work

Learn how to principles of Standard Work apply to non manufacturing environments such as in the office.

Jon Miller on Standard Work

Jon Miller, Co-Founder of Gemba Academy and co-author of Creating a Kaizen Culture, sits down with Ron Pereira and addresses how to work with Standard Work when dealing with non repetitive processes. They also discuss the model line concept used by many lean thinking organizations.

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