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Training Within Industry (TWI) and ‘Lean’

Providing capability in three core lean concepts.
Respect for people, standard work and continuous improvement have long been understood to be integral, overlapping and essential ‘ingredients’ in any organisation that sustains lean.

Toyota Kata and Training within Industry (TWI)

Practicing the Improvement Kata pulls the need for the three “J” skills of TWI.
A “pull system” describes a situation where what’s happening is only happening when the downstream “operation” needs it to be happening. Experimentation in step 4 of the Improvement Kata pulls in tools and skills. From time to time these skills will be Job Relations (JR), Job Instruction (JI) and Job Methods (JM). Further, as a whole, JR skills are synergistic with the Toyota Kata habits.