TWI Summit (TWI)

Venue: Great Wolf Lodge

Location: Mason, Ohio, United States

Event Date/Time: May 12, 2009 End Date/Time: May 13, 2009
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Training Within Industry (TWI) is a set of learning disciplines that enable people doing work to effectively create, improve, train and sustain standard work themselves.

TWI supported the U.S. war production effort during WW II. Despite great success, it was largely forgotten, yet, it provides a basis of Toyota’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 “Scientific Management” to Management by Science. Standards are set – as bases of comparison – 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 “silver bullet” and requires disciplined deployment. It can start with you if developing the competence of your people is really important.