2021 Meier Mini Keynote - Lean Frontiers - Be Bold. Be Better.

How to develop and teach standardized work in non-cyclical work processes

Presented By:

David Meier

Session Abstract:

When work processes have a high degree of variation in the sequence of steps (the steps are the same but the order in which they are performed varies) people often assume that it is not possible to develop standardized work. Teaching people to make decisions about the sequence of steps based on certain criteria is a challenge when training people. In this Keynote David will outline some factors to consider to develop “key points” on how the work steps should be performed in order to minimize mistakes and accidents. Decisions on when to perform specific tasks will vary, but the decisions are based on specific criteria determined to minimize risk and improve the outcome of the work


About the Facilitator: 

David Meier the owner of Glenns Creek Distilling, has always had a love for where things are made, how they are made, and the level of craftsmanship that went into their making. This love of creation was one of the driving forces behind his career in manufacturing and yearning to create something of his own. He had been mulling over different manufacturing based business ideas, looking into current businesses, and struggling to find something that would keep his attention for years. But that’s when he happened upon the Old Crow Distillery. Seeing the exorbitant level of craftsmanship that went into the old buildings and seeing the state that they were in after being abandoned for 30 years brought up a mix of sadness for the current state and intrigue for what it must have been like in its prime.

Find out more at http://www.glennscreekdistillery.com/