If you’ve been involved with lean manufacturing for a while you have probably started to see some discussion on "training within industry" or TWI. Late last year we announced that Superfactory had signed up to be one of the sponsors for the first TWI Summit to be held in Orlando in early June.
TWI consists of three standardized programs that teach the essential skills needed by all people responsible for the work of others, regardless of their industry: Skill in Instruction, Skill in Improving Methods, and Skill in Leading. The program was developed in the United States to quickly teach people the skills needed to increase production to unprecedented levels in support of WWII. The program was discontinued after the war when US companies focused almost single-mindedly on getting product out of the door. TWI then traveled to Japan to where it played a vital role to quickly rebuild their industrial base. Components of TWI are credited by the Japanese as the foundation for Kaizen and the Kaizen Teian suggestion system and the TWI program continues to be an integral part of the Toyota Production System.
On March 21st the TWI Summit folks will be presenting a free webinar on TWI, going into some of the history, application, and opportunity of the concept. Superfactory is the sponsor of this webinar, helping bring it to you for free.
Go here to register. Space is limited.