TWI, LEAN and KATA
Has the replacement for the traditional Lean been found?

Gram Commercial creates a learning organization and maintains jobs in Vojens

Vestas Blades' factory in Lem, West Jutland has introduced TWI Job Instruction as a training method. One of the gains is a noticeable improvement in cost of poor quality - by doing the right thing the right way the first time.

FOSS Analytical has chosen TWI Job Relations (TWI JR) in their work with relations.

This video is contains a basic introduction to the TWI J Programs, the history about TWI, the link between TWI & Lean and the 7 starter steps to get started with TWI. 

Note: this video is in Danish.

See the full video by clicking on the picture above - I promise you won’t regret it.

 

The Danish nicotine gum manufacturer has tested TWI in a pilot project. The results are so promising that the company will now introduce TWI as structured job training on the production floor in two Danish factories and eventually an Indian one.

John Vellema had the great opportunity to interview Masaaki Imai, doing the TWI and Kata Summit Europe 2015 - where he is explaining Concept of Standardization and The Role of Supervisors.

"In the autumn of 2014 we conducted five pilot projects with TWI and it has delivered very clear results all the way," says Peter Højvig, Senior Consultant in Odense Municipality. This has resulted in better service for citizens, less wasted time and higher quality in case management, greater satisfaction among citizens, deeper professionalism and greater clarity regarding management roles.

If you want to get better at your work on the production line, you just ask a colleague, right? Training Within Industry (TWI) is the missing link to Lean, which faces off against the classic and usually unsustainable side-by-side learning or the belief that you can just send an email with the new standard - and then hope that employees will read and follow it.

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