Solutions Through People
Kaizen Training and Programming
Your baseline for Kaizen programs
Kaizen embraces a multitude of ideas and actions focused on improvement regarding the worker, the workplace and how work gets done.
Through gradual change or iterative techniques like PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act), kaizen training seeks to build efficiency, reduce waste, improve quality and make jobs safer and more fulfilling.
Engaged and empowered teams are at the core of kaizen. These can be from a specific area of your facility or from among different departments like operations, production and quality. However, those people on the frontlines – where our programs are focused – can be instrumental in generating improvements. Collaborative relationships between leaders and workers are vehicles for success. And we see kaizen as the powerful engine that consistently brings your teams to your target goals.
TWI Institute’s training programs – TWI, Kata and Standardized Work – generate results and value in the workplace by advancing skills, contributions and self-respect among supervisors and workers. The work we do with you and your teams provides the ideal foundation or complement to current or planned continuous improvement, Lean, kaizen, operational excellence or talent development initiatives.
Programs for Kaizen
Job Relations (JR)
Job Safety (JS)
Job Methods (JM)
TWI Problem Solving (PS)
Introduction to Practicing Kata
Driving and Coaching Improvement
Foundations and Simulation
Stalled Improvement Initiatives
Builds a foundation to recognize problems and their root cause
Lack of Engagement
Involves workers in ideation and solutions
Resistance to Collaboration
Creates productive relationships and teamwork between supervisors and workers
Identifies gaps and works to upskill, reskill and cross skill employees
Develops the baselines for improvement: standards and standardized work
Physical and Personal Safety
Trains workers and teams to be mindful, observant and responsive to risks and safety improvements
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Our experience offers you insights to improvement
Our end-to-end approach sets us apart
We start with an assessment and provide tailored recommendations for your workers and your workplace. KPIs are set, a communication strategy is planned and workforce orientation begins.
Supervisors, team leaders and those who direct the work of others attend, participate and learn in our cornerstone programs: TWI, Kata and Standardized Work.
We work with you to plan a pilot program and teams begin to learn by doing. Through workplace practice and coaching, we help students accept the ideas and put them to work. We’re with you through every step of the journey.
We assess learning, validate pilot results, incorporate skills into routines, evaluate practices and culture, and measure performance against KPIs.
We execute worker and workplace certifications, including TWI Certification (student and trainer), Kata Certification (student and trainer) Train-the-Trainer Certification, and TWI:2018 Certification.
We stay connected with planned reassessments, KPI checks, remedial coaching, and re-certifications to protect and grow your return on investment.