Leader Standard Work Training

This program aims to introduce the concept of leaders’ standard work and their role in supporting the lean philosophy, with a special focus on developing standards for management levels and how to react when there are deviations from the defined routines.

Team activities
Team activities

We will perform team activities

Real Case Examples
Real Case Examples

We will review examples of implementations from other companies.

Guidelines for your own Implementation
Guidelines for your own Implementation

Receive guidelines for your own implementation

Participants split into teams to perform activities in selected workspaces.


Training Length: 1 day

Aimed to: General Managers, Managers & Leaders in Maintenance, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Continuous Improvement.

  • Understand their role of leadership in a lean organization
  • Develop a standard routine to manage daily operations
  • Define the right ways to react to abnormalities
  • Start to think about PDCA in a daily basis


  1. Standard Operations as the base of the Lean Production System (Abnormality Management)
  2. Elements of Standardized work
  3. 5S & Visual Management to spot deviations
  4. The Role of the Leader in a Lean Organization
  5. Leader Standard work
  6. Exercise Leader Standard work
  7. Examples of LSW
  8. Developing the Standard Work for supervisors & Management levels
  9. The first draft of Leader Standard (Management)
  10. Deployment plant & Reaction to standard deviations

Instructed by seasoned Lean Coaches


Edgar Cardenas

Lean Advisor & Coach – Europe Operations Director

Edgar has worked the last years in countries like Romania, Hungary, Russia, Mexico, Colombia, Spain and  USA…, providing support to companies on their improvement journey based on developing teams to improve the quality of people & processes, in several industries including: Automotive, Electronics manufacturing, Food & Beverages, Plastics, Shared Service Centers, logistic services, among others.

Trajectory Highlights - Expand Biography

He recently provide support to companies like Bosch, Hino Motors, Mercedes Benz, Kimball, Zebra technologies, Takata, Inteva Products, Dawn Foods, BOA, Mars, Rubbermaid, Faist Group, Emerson, Exide, Harsha Engineers, Steelcase..

  • Lean for Business Processes corporate trainer for several companies

  • Operational Excellence speaker at several international Lean Conferences & Summits.

  • He has developed in Lean Management over 1000 managers & leaders

  • Certified as Lean Practitioner & Six Sigma´s Black Belt by the IIE, Atlanta , Georgia.

  • Edgar has received direct coaching and professional development from renowned leaders like:, Ritsuo Shingo (Former  Toyota President ), PhD. Jeffrey Liker (The Toyota Way), Gary Convis (Former VP at Toyota N.A. )


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