TWI Summit (TWI)
Venue: Great Wolf Lodge
|Event Date/Time: May 12, 2009||End Date/Time: May 13, 2009|
TWI supported the U.S. war production effort during WW II. Despite great success, it was largely forgotten, yet, it provides a basis of Toyotaâ€™s core training even today. Inability to hold standard work is a major reason why lean initiatives stagnate. TWI is being re-born as a proven structured approach to sustain continuous improvement.
You can use TWI methodology wherever you need to teach people to quickly learn to do a job: correctly, safely, and conscientiously.
TWI takes us away from command & control â€œScientific Managementâ€ to Management by Science. Standards are set â€“ as bases of comparison â€“ and used as base lines for improvement now.
You can use TWI to ensure problem solving is embedded in daily work and structured improvement.
TWI creates a productive workplace environment where people are treated as individuals yet work together as a team, where jobs are performed the standard way by all operators, and where problem solving is embedded in the work. TWI is not a â€œsilver bulletâ€ and requires disciplined deployment. It can start with you if developing the competence of your people is really important.