Solutions Through People
Lean Training and Programming
What is Lean Training?
Lean training helps workers build a foundation for unified, repeatable success.
As a workplace methodology, Lean describes how an organization operates. The primary goals of Lean include reducing waste and streamlining processes, but the overall objective is to create an organizational mindset where continuous improvement thinking is unified and workplace behaviors are universal and standardized.
Lean’s never-ending cycle of waste removal and value identification can achieve the following:
- Increased production
- Decreased downtime
- Improved products and services
- Elimination of defects in processes and products
- Streamlined inventory
- Optimization of your workforce’s skills
- Workers empowered to identify areas for improvement
Lean foundational programs like Job Instruction, Job Relations, Kata Practice, Standardized Work and TWI Problem Solving can be tailored to employees at different levels within different industries, including frontline workers, middle-management or senior executives in manufacturing, healthcare and beyond.
When combined with Six Sigma (the statistical approach to quality control), Lean trainees can earn certifications (or belts) for achieving subsequent levels of mastery. However, while Six Sigma belts and official Lean certifications certainly have their place, our ultimate goal is to provide iterative, lasting, practical knowledge and skills that can be applied in any professional setting.
The work we do with you and your teams is designed to be an ideal foundation or complement to your current or planned training initiatives. These can include Lean manufacturing/healthcare, continuous improvement, kaizen, operational excellence or talent development.
Programs for Lean
Job Relations (JR)
Job Methods (JM)
Job Safety (JS)
TWI Problem Solving (PS)
Introduction to Practicing Kata
Foundations and Simulation
Driving and Coaching Improvement
Stalled Improvement Initiatives
Providing an improvement foundation; recognizing problems and root causes; achieving buy-in across the organizational spectrum
Lack of Engagement
Involving supervisors, teams and workers in ideation and solutions
Resistance to Collaboration
Creating alignment with your Lean vision; building productive relationships and teamwork between supervisors and workers
Identifying gaps; upskilling, reskilling and cross skilling
Developing the baselines for improvement: standards and Standardized Work
Physical and Personal Safety
Training workers and teams to be mindful, observant and responsive to risks and safety improvements.
What The Experts Say
Our Experience Offers You Insights to Improvement
The TWI Institute brings you insights and experience from markets and marketplaces worldwide. This track record helps global players – and locals who play globally – leverage the power of people to ignite ideas, solve problems and spur growth.
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.