Thanks to blog reader Alan for test-driving the LeanBlog Message Board. He posted this question under the “Standard Work and Kaizen” discussion. A nice thing about the Message Board was that Alan was able to share a kaizen spreadsheet tool for download — for you to comment on or even use yourself, I suppose.
Please visit the board if you’d like to comment on Alan’s question, I’ll repeat the first part of it here:
Hello fellow lean bloggers:
I would be very interested to find out what tools (either software or written forms) other companies are using to track current work standards, and documenation to improve the standards. I recently read a very good paper by Steven Spear and H. Kent Bowen entitled ” Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Production System”. In the paper, the authers site 4 rule for TPS:
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