TWI, Kata and Standardized Work in Production Management
As part of the Production Management team, you face challenges aplenty. First, it’s understanding and satisfying the customer, then translating that into the work itself. Of course, you are also focused on keeping employees engaged and safe, all while juggling other key factors that impact performance.
- Workplace reorganization, relocation of workers and concern over wellbeing
- Quality difficulties like defects, returns and instability
- Output issues over lead times, inventory and supply chain disruption, workflow
- Cost problems stemming from productivity and efficiency, waste and skill gaps
- Culture complications related to policies, procedures, purpose and people
TWI Institute is a people business that coaches and trains. Our production management training programs empower employees, support production and quality goals, and generate results and value in workplaces by advancing skills, contributions and self-respect among supervisors and workers. This approach gives you the ideal foundation for Standardized Work, continuous improvement, Lean, kaizen or Six Sigma initiatives.
Who Our Programs Help
Every organization is different, but people problems are often similar. Our experience in working with leaders in Production Management enables us to structure the exact kind of production management coaching and training solution that fits you best.
Our Programs Help
- C-levels, V-levels, Directors and Managers in Production and Manufacturing Management
- General Managers
- Culture Development
- Improvement and Continuous Improvement Leaders
- Lean Manufacturing Leads
- Plant and Production Management
- Process Management
- Quality Assurance, Control and Systems Leaders
- Quality Program Leaders
- Shift and Line Supervisors
- Six Sigma Masters and Black Belts
- Training Management
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Experience Impressive Results
Changing conditions, regulatory compliance and new work rules call for better control of your operations and processes. Core to TWI Institute programs is proper job instruction and standardization; developing the “one best way” aligns standards with performance.
OSHA cautions leaders about skill gaps and threats to productivity due to job sharing, workflow changes and job proficiency deficits. TWI Institute can help close those gaps with reskilling, upskilling, cross training and Standardized Work.
Change, Improve, Repeat
Make your people everyday agents of change for advancing processes and procedures.
Culture of Leadership
Frontline supervisors can lack uniformity in how they manage. Our coaching and training methods develop consistency in leadership. As important, when applied to production management and other areas they create a collaborative “leadership workforce” that helps generate high-value 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.