Standard Work is a term used in 'Lean Production'. Standard work is work in which the sequence of job elements has been efficiently organized and is repeatedly followed by a team member. It is an important prerequisite for successful implementation of Kaizen and many other aspects of Six Sigma.
The aim is to synchronize takt time and cycle time. Takt time is daily operating time divided by the required quantity per day. Cycle time is the actual time the process takes.