Before a work area has Standard Work the work is scattered and disjointed with logjams holding up the process. After a work area has established Standard Work these logjams are eliminated, material inventory is decreased, and the quality of the products improves.
Standard Work creates stable, consistent, and predictable processes. It creates a starting point that can then be improved upon through the ongoing elimination of waste from the process. Standard Work defines what is normal, which means abnormalities (waste) easy to identify.