Our partnership with the “father of Standardized Work”
Our SW course is the brainchild of Isao Kato, who spent 35 years with the Toyota Motor Corporation and is recognized as “the father of standardized work and kaizen courses” at Toyota. We visited Mr. Kato in Toyota City over a two-year period as he was visualizing how his very own SW concepts and practices could be taught and spread outside of Japan. The TWI Institute collaborated with Mr. Kato in the construct of the programming, and he has entrusted and honored us with exclusive rights to teach his Standardized Work course globally.
Photo: Gaining first-hand knowledge of SW: TWI Institute leaders Patrick Graupp, VP and Senior Master Trainer, and Scott Curtis, CEO, meet in Japan with Mr. Isao Kato.