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Videos

Procedures / Work Instructions

Another great video, from Josh Darnit (Yes. That's his real name), is the “Exact Instructions Challenge”.

An important part of “standardized work” is having detailed instructions. EVERYONE creating a procedure or work instruction should be required to watch this entertaining video.

After you watch the video once… watch it again… but this time notice that Josh's son is clearly behaving like a manager who subscribes to the “Zero Defects” motivational management approach. Throughout the video… Josh's son expresses the frustration that the vast majority of “Zero Defects” managers experience when they encounter their own inability to clearly convey “how” they expect work to be performed.

Flow Charting Processes

An open-source equivalent to Microsoft Office is LibreOffice… which includes a program called “Draw”. This program allows you to create simple flow charts (and includes BPMN symbols from the standard “Gallery”).

The free book, LibreOffice "Draw Guide" is also available.

Value Stream Mapping

Draw.io is a cross-platform, open-source (free) application that allows you to create flow charts, BPMN process flows, and even Value Stream Maps! It's available from:

Standard Work Audits

A great video from Patrick Adams (CEO of PA Consulting Services LLC). Patrick is a MBA, Lean Coach, Six Sigma Black Belt from Allendale, Michigan.

I visited one company where a critical process underwent a Standard Work Audit every hour… performed by a different member of the team working in that process (the auditor role was rotated amongst the team). While ISO 9001 & AS 9100 auditors might question the “impartiality” of the “auditor” performing the Standard Work Audit, none of the “auditors” ever audited their own work. Instead, this approach was, essentially, a “buddy audit” (or “associate audit”) approach. This ensured that the entire team was “on the same page” in understanding the process.

Creating an Organization Chart - in Microsoft Word

While Microsoft Word is NOT my favorite Word processor, it is for most other people (Bless their hearts). However, Microsoft Word is the easiest program I've found for creating organization charts. Microsoft Word includes some standard graphics called “SmartArt”. If you're using Excel or Powerpoint to create organization charts… that's called "Maslow's Hammer" (aka "The Einstellung effect") — misuse of a familiar tool. Stop it. Learn something new. The video below shows you how to make some pretty cool organization charts using “SmartArt”.


Creating an Organization Chart - in LibreOffice Draw

if you're not a fan of Microsoft Office, then LibreOffice is an excellent FREE alternative — that is also cross-platform. The below video offers detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create an organization chart in LibreOffice “Draw”. Once you're happy with the chart, save it as a graphic image (e.g., a .png file) and embed it in whatever document that you would like. You can edit the “Draw” file whenever you like (as organization changes occur).



Teams (and prototyping)

Tom Wujec - “Build a Tower, build a Team”

Value Stream Mapping Tutorial

How to do Value Stream Mapping – Lesson 1

How to do Value Stream Mapping – Lesson 2 - The Customer Demand

How to do Value Stream Mapping – Lesson 3 - The Process Box

How to do Value Stream Mapping – Lesson 4 - The Material Flow



Metrological Confirmation (a.k.a. "calibration") Methods

Outside Micrometer Calibration - How to Calibrate - Mitutoyo

While often overlooked by companies calibrating their own micrometers in-house, Mitutoyo, ASME & the USAF all agree that calibration of micrometer anvil Flatness & Parallelism is important. The below video from Mitutoyo describes, step-by-step, how a common outside micrometer is “supposed” to be calibrated.

Check out the MANY other videos from the Mitutoyo Metrology Training Lab on their YouTube Channel.

Gauging Quality, Episode 6 - Inside Mics, Optical Flatness, and Thread Pitch Wires

Quality Digest has a great video series titled “Tech Corner“. Their “Gauging Quality”, Episode 6 - “Inside Mics, Optical Flatness, and Thread Pitch Wires” provides an excellent discussion of the “hows” and “whys” to calibrate multiple instruments.

These guys discuss using an optical flat for verifying both micrometer anvil Flatness & Parallelism at: 1:44 to 2:15 (Intro) and 17:50 to 24:55 (detailed discussion).

Quality Digest has the entire “Tech Corner” series on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/c/QualityDigest.
Or just check out their "How To" Series.

Caliper Calibration - How to Calibrate a Caliper

While often overlooked by companies calibrating their own calipers in-house, many (although not all) calipers offer a “step” feature. When it exists, this feature must be included in the calibration process. The below video from the Mitutoyo Metrology Training Lab describes, step-by-step, how a caliper is “supposed” to be calibrated.

"How To...", Episode 11 - Measure Flatness and Parallelism on a Micrometer Anvil and Spindle

This Quality Digest video from their “How To…” series - has more specific detail on measuring Flatness and Parallelism on a Micrometer Anvil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQPUaY9t8dY

How to Metrologically Confirm (a.k.a. "calibrate") Vernier, Dial or Digital Calipers

This video (from Ruby Metrology) shows users how to check or verify Vernier, Dial and/or Digital Calipers performance (wear pattern of OD jaws, ID jaws, Depth & Step Parameters) by using Multi-function, Multi-dimensional Length Standard Quick Check. All sides of Quick Check are usable.

How to Metrologically Confirm (a.k.a. "calibrate") Vernier, Dial or Digital Micrometers

This video (from Ruby Metrology) shows users how to check or verify Vernier, Dial and/or Digital Micrometers (linearity ONLY - Does NOT check parallelism) by using Multi-function, Multi-dimensional Length Standard Quick Check. All sides of the Quick Check are usable.

How to Metrologically Confirm (a.k.a. "calibrate") Depth Micrometers

This video (from Ruby Metrology) shows users how to check or verify Depth Micrometers using a Quick Check Master Block.

How to Metrologically Confirm (a.k.a. "calibrate") Plunger Dial Indicators

This video (from Ruby Metrology) shows users how to check or verify Plunger Dial Indicators using a Quick Check Master Block.

How to Metrologically Confirm (a.k.a. "calibrate") Bore Gauges

This video (from Ruby Metrology) shows users how to check or verify Bore Gauges using a Quick Check Master Block.

How to Metrologically Confirm (a.k.a. "calibrate") a Bevel Protractor

This video (from Ruby Metrology) shows users how to check or verify a Bevel Protractor using a Quick Check Master Block.