FPInnovations Update – Best Practices: Training Within Industry (TWI) Free Webinar

Posted by Rumin Mann
May 16th, 2011

With the advent of the Lean movement and the Toyota Production System (TPS), TWI has had a revival in North America. TWI Service was first established by the US War Production Board to ramp up war time production in the 1940’s. TWI Service established the first “J” programs. In 2001, Robert J. Wrona and Patrick Graupp partnered together to reintroduce TWI to U.S. companies, beginning in New York State and then expanding throughout the country and around the world (www.twi-institute.com).

The TWI “J” programs are vehicles to instill standardization into the workplace. The methods and skills to implement standardized work is often missing from the tool belts of supervisors. Without standardization, it is difficult to know if a process is being improved, where errors are occurring, or if improvements are being sustained.

Results for companies that have implemented TWI vary based on their personal situation and the metrics they have put in place. Many companies have noted successes in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cost savings from productivity improvements
  • Reductions in defects, scrap and waste
  • Reduced cycle times
  • Reduced inventory
  • Better on-time delivery
  • Higher profitability
  • Reduced space, travel, human errors, and customer complaints
  • Higher employee retention and quality of work life

Webinar Details:

To learn more about TWI, its history and how it can benefit your business, a free one-hour webinar will be held at 10am PST on May 25th, and then again on May 26th. Please click on the links below for the date of your choice to register and receive the login information.

Date: May 25, 2011
Time: 10:00am-11:00am PST
Location: Your computer – Free Webinar
Registration: https://www.regonline.ca/twi_imp_may25

Date: May 26, 2011
Time: 10:00am-11:00am PST
Location:Your computer – Free Webinar
Registration: https://www.regonline.ca/twi_imp_may26

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