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About the Course

Lean Toolbox - Core Tool Training

  • 5 Hours of Training (Available for 30 Days from Start Date)

  • Online-On Demand Training Content -- Asynchronous

  • Available 24/7 (Internet Connection Required)

  • Includes Videos, Quizzes, & Final Exam

  • PDF’s of Presentation Handouts Included

  • 80% Required on All Quizzes prior to Unlocking Final Exam

  • 2 Hour Final Exam; 80% Required to Pass

Topics Covered:

  • Basics of Standard Work, Process Standard Work, Leadership Standard Work, & Benefits

  • Standard Terminology, Process Standards, Standardization, Standard Work Instructions, & Standard Work

  • Understanding Processes, Defect Analysis, Collecting Facts/Data, Standard Operating Sheets, Takt Time, Sequence, SWIP

  • Standardized Work Instructions (SWI), Brief History & Leadership Responsibilities

  • Job Breakdown Sheets (JBS), Creating SWI, Poka-Yoke Generator Sheets, Solution Prioritization

  • 41 SWI Rules, Typical Training Errors and their Impact

  • Training the Trainer Preparation for On-the-Job Training (OJT), Execution, & Instructor Audits

  • Phased SWI Implementation, Competency Levels & Training Skills Matrix

  • SWI Program Audits and Challenges to Implementation

  • Creating Standard Work, Methods & Time Observation, Production Capacity Table

  • Standard Work Combination Chart & Standard Operations Chart, Combining for 1 Page Reference

  • What is Leadership Standard Work and How to Do it and its Benefits

  • Tips for Process & Leadership Standard Work

Key Takeaways:

  • Benefits & Major Steps of Creating & Utilizing Standard Work

  • Learn how to Develop and Instruct on Standardized Work Instructions for On-the-Job Training

  • Learn to Create Standard Work and Leadership Standard Work

  • Understand how to Implement and Audit an SWI Program

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed to equip leads, supervisors, managers, and leaders to find and standardize best practices for processes & management, so the right things are consistently done the right way to achieve effective results. This training would be ideal for Engineering, Continuous Improvement/Process Improvement, Quality Personnel, Maintenance, Managers, Supervisors, Leads & Key Operators and Staff.

Basics of Standard Work




5 hours - 1 Month

Your Instructor

Michael Asbury

Michael Asbury

Michael is a dynamic Master Trainer delivering courses for more than 30 colleges & 50 other organizations. His training & education includes: Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, TOC Jonah (Theory of Constraints), Critical Chain Project Management, B.S.--Computational Physics & Mathematics, and Actuarial Science.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has had the opportunity to drive cultural transformation & significant results in a variety of roles & a wide range of projects for a total of over $40M/yr impact on profit.

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