Learn More about Standardisation from Fiona Slevin

The pace and complexity of work in a modern organisation is mind-blowing and stressful. Simplification and communication are the best remedies. Great organisations communicate performance through well thought out processes, clear instructions and graphics. Work flow and the display of important processes are the most basic forms of standardisation. Clear, repeatable processes perform best; every organisation benefits from regular progress meetings.

Standardisation techniques make any irregular performance and opportunities for improvement clearer. The most important process to perfect and standardise is the change process – encompassing project management and problem resolution. Having lots of opportunity for improvement is a good thing.

Standard Work

The best use of people, material and equipment to maximise value-add and minimise waste.

PIT Meeting

Performance, Issues and Targets (PIT) – a quick output focused review meeting to verify planned output is on track.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

A measure of how well manufacturing equipment is performing relative to its potential.

Material Flow

Reviewing and improving the organisation’s physical and information flow.


Japanese for “change for the better”; developing a culture of continuous improvement.

6S & Visual Management

A sequence of steps to create and maintain the workplace in an organised, clean, safe and efficient way.


Learn More about Standardisation from Fiona Slevin