Videos

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.

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.

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

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.