Standard work is regarded as a key foundation of the Toyota Production System. Operations where a high level of standard work is performed and maintained typically have strong results around efficiency, quality, cost and safety. Lean manufacturing sensei Akinori Hyodo explains the importance of the role of standard work within Toyota and discusses how the level of precision of standard work can be improved.
Takatsuki General Hospital is one of the leading hospitals in Japan particularly in the area of paediatrics and neonatal intensive care. The hospital is in Takatsuki City, Osaka and serves as a prominent acute care hospital for the region.