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Remaining competitive amid the complexity

Given all the factors that impact your operation, producing a product and selling it at a profit often boils down to people and leadership. Our training and coaching programs equip your frontlines for strengthening Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives.

We structure coaching and training solutions that fit you best.

Competing successfully as a manufacturer isn’t just having the best-made product. You’re juggling customer demands, regulatory oversight and compliance, the supply chain, price volatility, and optimizing for waste reduction and efficiency throughout production. Yet producing a product and selling it at a profit often boils down to people and leadership on your frontlines.

  • Building job-specific skills
  • Developing leadership and relationship skills
  • Managing risk and on-the-job safety
  • Working to regulatory, quality/ISO and business standards
  • Creating an improvement culture

The TWI Institute is a people business that coaches and trains. Our programs 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 adjunct to current or planned continuous improvement, Lean, kaizen, operational excellence or talent development initiatives.

Who our programs help

Our deep experience in the Manufacturing sector enables us to structure coaching and training solutions that help achieve lean manufacturing and continuous improvement goals in:

  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Chemical Processing
  • Component Parts and Sub-assemblies
  • Electronics and Electrical Devices
  • Food and Beverage
  • Medial Instruments and Devices
  • Metals and Metalworking
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation Equipment and Vehicles
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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.

Elevate Safety

All of a sudden, working isn’t routine. It’s important not only to take specific safety actions in the physical sense of the workplace, but also to address fear and uncertainty in the workforce. All of the TWI Institute programs – TWI training, Kata training and Standardized Work training – help elevate safety.

Skill Up

Have you restructured your workforce? 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.

Continuous Improvement

Make your supervisors and workers change agents for processes and procedures that deliver better and better results.

How much can you save in training costs?

TWI Institute programming cuts training costs dramatically. In many cases we have reduced training time from weeks to days. Use the calculator to see how much you can save.

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Estimated total savings with TWI Institute training and coaching
*Savings are based on industry averages for training cost per employee and documented TWI Institute reductions in training time and related costs. For details, get a Free Assessment.



increase in productivity


reduction in OSHA incidents


reduction in downtime


improvement in employee engagement
These statistics represent documented composite results from actual improvements measured in client engagements and tracking metrics from the U.S. government.

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What Our Clients Say

In one quarter Trane was able to onboard 42 new associates while improving on-time shipment from 79% to 99%.

Our end-to-end approach sets us apart

Our proven methods stretch far beyond essential TWI, Kata and Standardized Work training. From initial preparation to ongoing consulting, we prepare people and workplaces for continuous improvement, better outcomes and increased engagement.
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Step One:

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.

Step Two:

Supervisors, team leaders and those who direct the work of others attend, participate and learn in our cornerstone programs: TWI, Kata and Standardized Work.

Step Three:

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.

Step Four:

We assess learning, validate pilot results, incorporate skills into routines, evaluate practices and culture, and measure performance against KPIs.

Step Five:

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.

Step Six:

We stay connected with planned reassessments, KPI checks, remedial coaching, and re-certifications to protect and grow your return on investment.

See where TWI Institute can take you.