Principle 6 in Lean Management : Standardised tasks

(English) Standardised tasks are the foundation for continuous improvement and employee empowerment.

If you want to improve a process, you need first standardise it.
The operator doesn’t need to look at the standardised work sheet. It’s only outward for the team leader to audit.

Toyota is an “organic” organization :
– Empowered employees
– Minimum rules and procedures
– Little hierarchy

The worker is not only a pair of hands. He is an analyst and a problem solver.

” Standardization is the best we know today, and is to be improved tomorrow” – Henry Ford


The content of this post is inspired by the book “The Toyota Way” – Jeffrey K. Liker