Standards describe the predefined procedure of processes and workflows. Standardization ensures that optimum performance is continuously achieved, that resources are used efficiently and that quality remains consistent, regardless of the operator.

Standards are visually recognizable, making it easier to immediately identify errors and problems that deviate from the standard. Based on this, e.g. error stoppage measures are determined, or a problem-solving process is started. Standards make it possible to more quickly and easily familiarize employees with the process.