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Standard Work Process Study Sheet

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The Process Study Sheet is used to define and record the time for work elements in a process. Before timing, opbserve and list the work elements required to produce one element. Then observe and define the actual time required for each individual work element.

Timing Tips

  • Collect real times at the process.
  • Position yourself so you can see the operator's hand motions.
  • Time each work element seperately.
  • Time several cycles of each work element.
  • Observe an operator who is qualified to perform the job.
  • Always seperate operator time and machine time.
  • Select the lowest repeatable time for each element.
  • Remember shop floor courtesy.

Kaizen Express

Kaizen ExpressKaizen Express, from which this example is taken, is a concise, precise illustrated guide to the fundamentals of the Toyota Production System and how to implement them. It is ideal for individuals or teams starting a lean transformation or in need of a quick refresher on the fundamental concepts of lean manufacturing.


Other Resources:



Kaizen Express

Standardized Work: The Foundation for Kaizen
Mike Kobashi; Sammy Obara; Mark Reich; Art Smalley
Kaizen Express
Toshiko Narusawa and John Shook