The TWI Institute is your resource for Training Within Industry and Toyota Kata training, implementation, education and certification. Whether in healthcare, manufacturing or a service business, we have extensive experience to support you along every step of your journey.

Training Within Industry (TWI)

TWI is a dynamic program of hands-on learning and practice, teaching essential skills for supervisors, team leaders, and anyone who directs the work of others. TWI is an essential element of Lean and continuous improvement programs around the world including the Toyota Production System. Its proven methods

  • Generate cooperation and positive employee relations
  • Teach supervisors how to quickly and correctly train employees
  • Establish and maintain standardized work
  • Improve methods
  • Solve problems efficiently and effectively
  • Create a safe work environment

Training Within Industry has a long history of success in union and non-union environments in a wide variety of industries. 

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A Complete System for Putting Toyota Kata into Practice

TWI KataThe TWI Institute Toyota Kata programs work together to help you establish and sustain the practice of Toyota Kata, the culture of continuous improvement, and a problem solving mindset throughout your organization. Combined and customized to meet your unique needs, our Toyota Kata system will help you design a road-map, demonstrate essential concepts and behaviors, and teach Toyota Kata in a learn-by-doing format – the most effective way.

Our team has extensive experience in manufacturing, healthcare, and service industries and will help you succeed in any environment. 

Based on the research and teachings of Mike Rother and delivered in the time-tested TWI methodology, the TWI Institute Toyota Kata system provides an exceptional approach to embedding the Coaching Kata and Improvement Kata into your organization.

TWI Institute Toyota Kata Programs