Training Within Industry - No Longer Toyota’s Best Kept Secret - FULL
Why TWI is becoming the engine driving lean around the globe
Workshop Code: MW-15
Day & Time: Monday, Oct 15, 2012 - 8:00 AM
Length: 4 hours
Cost: $200.00 USD
Training Within Industry (TWI) may be a concept from World War II, but it's still very relevant and useful. In fact, it can form part of proper lean implementation. Although lean provides the tools to improve machines, materials and methods, operators working under unskilled supervision are typically left to make decisions on their own about how the work is done, and the result can be unstable performance and a lack of standard work. TWI can help correct this.
Implemented to help the allies train people during the Second World War, TWI allowed factories to produce war material in quantities that were never thought possible. And since TWI's reintroduction in 2001, hundreds of organizations in manufacturing, construction, health care, energy, food processing, aerospace and other industries have adopted this same TWI program to help them compete in today's global market. The most successful of these companies have benchmarked with Toyota.
Researchers uncovered the fact that TWI is the way people are trained in the Toyota Production System. And lessons from Boeing Aircraft in the 1940s and from Toyota since the 1950s demonstrate that the full benefit of TWI is attained when the training is part of a lean strategy.
Attendees of this workshop will learn 1) how strong production supervision can jump start your lean strategy, 2) how companies can sustain lean results into the future and 3) the impact TWI is now having on the bottom line at a variety of companies around the globe.
In this workshop:
- Hear how the TWI used during World War II is relevant to today's businesses.
- Find out how to get management to make TWI a priority.
- Learn how slow speeds up implementation by creating "pull" from other areas.
- Hear the importance of collecting before and after data to measure the impact of TWI in lean.
- Find out how TWI can provide you with a competitive advantage.
- Learn how to implement TWI in manufacturing and other industries.
- Hear how to benchmark data from a variety of manufacturers and health care organizations using TWI.
- Take home knowledge of a World War II concept that is very relevant to today.
TWI InstituteThe TWI Institute is a not-for-profit DBA of the Central New York Technology Development Center (CNYTDO), a NIST MEP Center that sponsored the introduction of TWI in 2001 in Syracuse, NY. Modeled after the Training Within Industry Service that administered TWI training during World War II, the TWI Institute now trains and certifies trainers to deliver the original standardized training and provides quality control to sustain the multiplier effect of this training. The TWI Institute has created a rapidly expanding network of hundreds of certified trainers, who deliver the original TWI program in several languages around the globe. As the center for TWI education, training and trainer certification, the TWI Institute provides networking for the growing community of trainers and practitioners in the manufacturing, health care, construction and service industries, sharing information and learning on how to overcome the challenges with implementing TWI as part of a Lean/Six Sigma strategy.
Robert Wrona is executive director of TWI Institute. He started his career in manufacturing working for General Motors and Kodak. After 10 years as vice-president of organizational development for the retail discount chain, Bob returned to manufacturing as an independent TQM consultant and discovered TWI while studying kaizen.
Bob and Patrick Graupp reintroduced TWI in 2001, as outlined in their book TWI Workbook: Essential Skills for Supervisors, a Shingo Research and 2007 Professional Publication Prize recipient. Their new book, Implementing TWI: Creating and Managing a Skills-Based Culture, was published by Productivity Press in 2010.
Patrick Graupp is senior master trainer at TWI Institute. He began his training career in Japan, where he was certified as a TWI programs master trainer, while delivering TWI training around the world for SANYO. Patrick's work with the TWI Institute has enabled him to train thousands of supervisors and hundreds of new trainers who deliver TWI for companies around the world.
Patrick and Bob Wrona co-authored TWI Workbook: Essential Skills for Supervisors, a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize recipient in 2007. Their new book, Implementing TWI: Creating and Managing a Skills-Based Culture, was published by Productivity Press in 2010.