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The Standardized Work Field Guide

The Standardized Work Field Guide

Timothy D. Martin, Jeffrey T. Bell, Scott A. Martin

Softcover, 168 pages, Published 2016
Dimensions: 81/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-1-49875-201-5
Item Number: P1618

Member Price: $49.95

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  • Standardized work
  • Kaizen



•Explains and provides examples of many aspects of standardized work combination tables not found in other publications

•Demonstrates how to graphically capture problems that cause most Lean practitioners difficulty in proper use of the common standardized work tools

•Illustrates interim steps in the more difficult and complex examples, with more explanation of the details

•Capitalizes on authors’ knowledge following many years of struggling with the application of standardized work in a great variety of situations

•Shows how to use a stopwatch with multiple lap memories for quickly and accurately gathering a lot of time measurements at the gemba


This field guide can be used directly on the gemba (work area) for implementing and documenting standardized work. It promotes the "future state" of standardized work along with crucial step-by-step techniques and explanations not found in other publications. The authors furnish many real examples of work problems that cause Lean practitioners difficulty with documentation, along with accurate solutions to those problems. The many illustrations and graphics focus on practice rather than theory. Readers learn that standardized work is not simply a tool for documentation but a method for reducing variation and providing continuous improvement through kaizen.