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.

Toyota Kata and TWI Simulation: ‘Manufacturing’ or ‘Service’

A PARTICIPATORY SIMULATION that helps you identify what capabilities your company needs to practice and develop.

It is much easier to communicate what to expect via experience and illustration as opposed to just ‘telling’. Our simulations fit well with the saying ‘a picture paints a thousand words’. You will better understand through what you see, say and do.

What is scientific thinking?

Scientific thinking is different to the ‘scientific method’.

The four steps of the Improvement Kata parallel a scientific approach. Further, at step 4 of the Improvement Kata – Experiment toward the Target Condition – the learner needs to be thinking scientifically. The Coaching Kata is a way of helping a person develop a ‘scientific thinking approach’ to improvement through small ‘obstacle addressing steps’ connected to what has just been learnt.

Unleashing Scientific Thinking Through the Meta-Pattern of the Improvement Kata

Scientific thinking can be a powerful driver of progress, a powerful driver of Lean; many applications exist including the Improvement Kata. The Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata approach is a meta-pattern that gets us to use the reps we need to unleash any application of scientific thinking.

Webinars

Workshops & Summits

TitleLocationDate/sFee
KataCon 6Austin, TexasFeb 20-21, 2020$1895 USD
the eye 2020Melbourne, Australia22-24 April 2020From $240 to $790

Testimonials

We all know the importance of coaching when it comes to performance in sport. Even though I have been leading people for 20 years I had not realised the power of utilising coaching kata to maximise peoples capabilities and attain goals. I wish I found it all those year ago.

Brad Byrnes , Chief Operating Officer Parkes Shire Council

2019-05-03T00:05:11+10:00

Brad Byrnes , Chief Operating Officer Parkes Shire Council

We all know the importance of coaching when it comes to performance in sport. Even though I have been leading people for 20 years I had not realised the power of utilising coaching kata to maximise peoples capabilities and attain goals. I wish I found it all those year ago.
The Toyota Kata patterns have radically improved the way our managers and supervisors interact with their reports and has helped drive our organisation to be a leader in its’ field.

Andrew Francis, Chief Operating Officer Parkes Shire Council

2019-05-03T00:07:47+10:00

Andrew Francis, Chief Operating Officer Parkes Shire Council

The Toyota Kata patterns have radically improved the way our managers and supervisors interact with their reports and has helped drive our organisation to be a leader in its’ field.
We are working with Oscar to develop a training pathway for new starters, building their knowledge and skills to enable them progress onward, maximising our human capital. The system covers the knowledge and skills needed, who will pass them on, and how.

Throughout this project Oscar has involved the experienced staff in the building of the knowledge and skill material, increasing the likelihood of a sustainable system, owned by our people.

Oscar has helped us develop a system of learning, in our own often fast paced environment that has the required consistency to ensure the quality required with the flexibility to accommodate the needs of the individual. He has made the step by step requirements clear, and reliably follows up on the tasks he is driving, carefully insisting and helping us reach each step of the project.

Baiada Poultry Garth Oakroot, Site Manager, Hanwood Feedmill

2019-05-03T00:08:32+10:00

Baiada Poultry Garth Oakroot, Site Manager, Hanwood Feedmill

We are working with Oscar to develop a training pathway for new starters, building their knowledge and skills to enable them progress onward, maximising our human capital. The system covers the knowledge and skills needed, who will pass them on, and how. Throughout this project Oscar has involved the experienced staff in the building of the knowledge and skill material, increasing the likelihood of a sustainable system, owned by our people. Oscar has helped us develop a system of learning, in our own often fast paced environment that has the required consistency to ensure the quality required with the flexibility to accommodate the needs of the individual. He has made the step by step requirements clear, and reliably follows up on the tasks he is driving, carefully insisting and helping us reach each step of the project.
My thought on the training:
We had a wonderful 2 weeks of training on TWI covering JI and JR. JI is a very effective training methodology that we can apply in many areas. We were completely convinced that it can helps in shorten our training lead time, improve the efficiency and quality in our worker’s performance. How good if we can get to know this earlier!!

JR on another note is very much a soft skill training. On the first perception, it seems like a general knowledge; something that we were being taught in any leadership training. However similarly to JI; there’s a pattern of learning that we need to develop that is matter. Most of the time we know what should be done but we just failed to do so. JR will definitely address that as we will handle the issue steps by steps till that become a habits.

Trainer:
Oscar is a seasoned trainer, very knowledgeable in the subject. He carried out the training in his most professional self and accept no nonsense from the group. He has a sharp observation skill and always able to bring out the best from each student.

Schneider Electric (Malaysia) Chin Wei KUE, SC Performance Manager – Process Domain

2019-05-03T00:09:21+10:00

Schneider Electric (Malaysia) Chin Wei KUE, SC Performance Manager – Process Domain

My thought on the training: We had a wonderful 2 weeks of training on TWI covering JI and JR. JI is a very effective training methodology that we can apply in many areas. We were completely convinced that it can helps in shorten our training lead time, improve the efficiency and quality in our worker’s performance. How good if we can get to know this earlier!! JR on another note is very much a soft skill training. On the first perception, it seems like a general knowledge; something that we were being taught in any leadership training. However similarly to JI; there’s a pattern of learning that we need to develop that is matter. Most of the time we know what should be done but we just failed to do so. JR will definitely address that as we will handle the issue steps by steps till that become a habits. Trainer: Oscar is a seasoned trainer, very knowledgeable in the subject. He carried out the training in his most professional self and accept no nonsense from the group. He has a sharp observation skill and always able to bring out the best from each student.
Great intro to Toyota Kata! Oscar is awesome; a great facilitator/teacher.

Melissa Smith, Kata in the Classroom, Lean HR Summit- Austin, Texas, 12/9/19.

2019-09-15T10:46:10+10:00

Melissa Smith, Kata in the Classroom, Lean HR Summit- Austin, Texas, 12/9/19.

Great intro to Toyota Kata! Oscar is awesome; a great facilitator/teacher.
Thank you so much for the workshop experience at Katacon 2019. I got so  much from it and I am excited to begin applying the pattern. I am completely impressed by how you serve others through your teaching and sharing, it is truly admirable. I look forward to listening in on more webinars and podcasts that you present in the future.

My deepest thanks!!

Marissa Brinkman – Fishback Financial Corporation

2019-05-02T07:17:44+10:00

Marissa Brinkman – Fishback Financial Corporation

Thank you so much for the workshop experience at Katacon 2019. I got so  much from it and I am excited to begin applying the pattern. I am completely impressed by how you serve others through your teaching and sharing, it is truly admirable. I look forward to listening in on more webinars and podcasts that you present in the future. My deepest thanks!!
I want to reiterate my comments regarding the value of the (Toyota Kata Train the Trainer) week we just spent together. I know it was the purpose of the session to prepare us to successfully deliver the 10 hour course but I appreciate the level of commitment you have and show to your pupils. You created a great learning environment.

John Batten - President, New Hampshire Industries USA

2019-06-10T17:18:11+10:00

John Batten - President, New Hampshire Industries USA

I want to reiterate my comments regarding the value of the (Toyota Kata Train the Trainer) week we just spent together. I know it was the purpose of the session to prepare us to successfully deliver the 10 hour course but I appreciate the level of commitment you have and show to your pupils. You created a great learning environment.