Podcast: Standardized What?

If standardized work is the foundation of Lean, then why do so few organizations embrace it? After a half-century, one of the most fundamental tools of Lean has been cherry-picked for specific attributes, and even its name has been truncated to standard work. The outcome has too often been cursory observation and time-setting used to calculate a standard cost but not used to improve the work. Listen to a great discussion of the challenge and opportunity to create and maintain real standardized work.