Solutions Through People
Lean Training and Programming
Many Lean journeys become detoured. Momentum stalls. Goals go unfulfilled. TWI Institute’s experience points to certain key causes:
- Lack of focus on customer value
- Heavy reliance on “tools” or too much focus on specific situations or areas
- Short-sighted vision for improvement
- Inadequate foundation for what amounts to an organizational shift
Lean isn’t just a fix or a way to reduce waste and cut costs. Lean describes how an organization operates. It’s an organizational mindset where thinking is unified and behaviors, such as PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act), are universal and repetitive.
Our strength, and your greatest value, is building the right foundation for your Lean experience. Our training programs – TWI, Kata and Standardized Work – generate results and value in the workplace by advancing the 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 Lean, continuous improvement, kaizen, operational excellence or talent development initiatives.
Programs for Lean
Job Relations (JR)
Job Methods (JM)
Job Safety (JS)
TWI Problem Solving (PS)
Introduction to Kata Practice
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.