“I really appreciate the work and thought put into the visual elements of the session. Having Oscar change cameras to show what he was doing felt more like we were in the room with him”

Brad Martinez, Grant County Public Utility District

For more details on any of the 3 programs, please email oscar@vwaust.com or ben@vwaust.com .

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Standardised Work: Laying The Foundation

“Without work standards there will be no standardised work” Mr Isao Kato

With our ‘live online’ guidance you will establish Work Standards – your foundation for your robust program of Standardised Work. You will apply proven philosophies to your processes (as opposed to mimicking other systems). The philosophies stem from the 5 Step Ups for Standardisation model illustrated by Mr Isao Kato.

For more detail on the 5 Step Up model for standardisation click here.

“I appreciate your insight to help us stabilize our processes. My expertise is focused on operations. The initial Step Up 1 work on product and equipment has really helped me focus on what is important to the operators.”

Chris Gaechter. Continuous Improvement Manager, Continental Structural Plastics

“This workshop gave meaning to the quote from Mr Kato (Ohno’s HR Advisor) ‘Without work standards there will be no standardised work’.”

Kevin Little, Eco Designs

“I liked working through the first three Step-up’s to get a better understanding of what they are about. The visual exercise/discussion with the workpiece was particularly helpful.”

Daniel Barker

“I found the workshop provided clarity. I find the concept of Standardized work challenging. Participating in the workshop provided a better understanding of what it is about.”

Daniel Barker

Scientific Thinking – Get Or Keep Going Now

In times of uncertainty you can’t pause. You still need to work on
obstacles stopping you reaching your Target Condition, right NOW.

We know Toyota Kata patterns are a sound way to develop scientific thinking skills necessary for effective and efficient adaptation. And we need that now… we should be striving for our goals. Through this live online ‘Kata Practise’ program you will develop your skills; face to face with us, you will participate.

Workplace Experimenting – ‘Practical’ PDCA

What you will get: A person who can plan a workplace experiment, do it, compare their prediction to what happened, then use what they learned.

Assumption of competency in conducting workplace experiments may be flawed. This is not criticism of individuals. It’s a reflection and may in part be due to falling into the trap of overcomplicating things.