TWI (Training Within Industry)
Consider this your “jumping-off point” for learning more about TWI and how it relates to Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvements in general. We find that TWI is just what supervisors need to help them better understand and facilitate their roles. The application of TWI principles and your investment in your supervisors will enhance your ability to implement Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and any other improvement initiatives you undertake.
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(Click The Links Below to See TWI Article & Program Outlines)
Enables supervisors to become good leaders by teaching them a) how to avoid personnel problems by building a “foundation for good relations” with all employees and b) how to deal positively with personnel problems by “treating every person as an individual.”
Job Relations Article Or Job Relations Program Outline
Enables supervisors to become good trainers by teaching them “how to get a person to quickly remember to do a job correctly, safely, and conscientiously.” The supervisor IS the trainer of his/her employees, NOT the training department.
Job Instruction Article Or Job Instruction Program Outline
Enables supervisors to become good coaches by teaching them “a practical plan to help produce greater quantities of quality products in less time by making the best use of the people, machines, and materials now available.” Basically, in Job Methods the supervisor becomes the industrial engineering coach in the operations, working with his/her people to help them improve each job by eliminating, combining, rearranging or simplifying work methods.
Job Methods Article Or Job Methods Program Outline
Intro to TWI Article
This brief article will give you a beginning foundation for understanding and appreciating how TWI relates to your workforce. It’s not “rocket science,” but TWI is an important part of maximizing the use of your supervisory staff and empowering your team with the skills they need to support your improvement efforts.
TWI Intro Article