SkillPoint workshops focus on intensive learning and practice of TWI Job Instruction or Toyota Kata through a 3 or 3 ½ day immersion into a simulated world of Lean and Continuous Improvement.

Job Instruction (JI) and Toyota Kata Workshops

  • skilpoint images2An innovative and accelerated approach to learning
  • Hands-on, real simulated work environment
  • The keys to Standard Work and Continuous Improvement
  • TWI Institute 10-hour program certificate

World-Class Simulation: The workshop uses the high-impact simulated production line created during the NUMMI years (joint venture between Toyota andGM). It’s complex and chaotic at times, with production pressures, allowing participants to experience how the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata or Job Instruction can be practiced in the flow of production. They learn how to think and act in a Lean and Continuous Improvement environment.

TWI Methodology: The workshop is structured around the proven, 10-hour TWI training methodology, ensuring a consistent, methodical process for transferring knowledge and skills. 

SkillPoint for Toyota Kata Workshop participants will, with confidence, be able to facilitate the application of the Improvement Kata, with a focus on coaching others in experimenting towards Target Conditions. Through collaborating as a group in applying the learned skills, they develop behavioral patterns to take back to their organizations to create a lean culture and use to solve problems.

SkillPoint for Job Instruction participants will leave with the skills to complete a job instruction breakdown, quickly train employees to do a job correctly, and the ability to integrate Job Instruction as the foundation to Standard Work and Kaizen. They will have hands-on experience with Lean tools and the operations of the Lean Enterprise.

Lessons from Learning Toyota Kata at the ex-NUMMI Simulator View Webinar »

Scott Curtis of the TWI Institute and Jim Huntzinger of Lean Frontiers discuss SkillPoint workshops on-site.