What is standardization?
In general, standardization means “to unify manufacturing methods, standards, evaluation methods, etc., and to share recognition,” while work standardization means “to establish the standard of procedures and deliverables for a certain work based on consensus among members of the workplace.” etc., and share that recognition.”
If work can be standardized, quality will be stable because deliverables can be produced using the same procedure regardless of who performs the work. In addition, it is less likely that personalization will occur, such as “Only Mr. A knows how to do it in detail.” If we can create a workplace culture in which all employees share standard ways of doing things, and if there are better ways to do things, we can propose them, which will lead to further improvements in work efficiency and productivity.
Standardization also improves design accuracy and helps detect problems and errors in the manufacturing process before they occur.
Standardization plays a very important role in manufacturing. In mechanical design, standardization is necessary to ensure compatibility and interchangeability of parts. Standardized parts are interchangeable and can be used on any machine, simplifying the design process and making them cost effective.
Standardization also plays an important role in processing. Adherence to standardized processing standards improves product quality and increases the accuracy of part dimensions and shapes. Standardization of machining processes can also improve productivity. By maximizing the performance and functions of processing machines, it is possible to reduce manufacturing time and improve productivity.
In addition, standardization allows us to have the flexibility to meet customer needs. Using standard design practices ensures consistent quality across multiple projects. This allows us to respond quickly to new projects.
Using the same language, units, and data formats makes it easier to collaborate and share data with other companies and industry experts. Furthermore, by communicating with customers, defining requirements, and conducting design reviews based on standardized standards and procedures, we are able to meet customer expectations.