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The tools that define the interaction of
the operator with tools and equipment in producing a product. Standard
work documents the standard operation. As a minimum, it consists
of the Standard Work Sheet and Standard Work Combination Sheet.
It details the motion of the operator and the sequence of the machines.
Standard work defines a least-waste routine of consistency for an operation
and provides a basis for improvement. When the
standard operation is improved, the standard work is revised to
reflect the change. There can be no improvement without the basis
of standard work. The concept of standard work is that it is a verb,
not a noun – it defines actions rather than things.