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Mar 2

Training Within Industry (TWI) – Job Methods

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

$400.00 – $1,500.00

One course of Optima’s three-course TWI Certification Program, this one-day workshop focuses on the skills required to improve and document current production/work methods. These skills, traditionally thought of as lean skills, can help your business processes stabilize, improve and thrive. Based on the TWI JM improvement approach, you will:

• Learn and apply the 4-step job methods improvement technique to effectively identify and eliminate waste in processes

  • Break down the job
  • Question every detail
  • Develop the new method
  • Apply the new method

• Explore the relationship between JM and Standard Work development

Who should attend:

This workshop is for supervisors, and area leads who are responsible for getting consistent safety, quality, cost and delivery results from their people and processes. Continuous improvement professionals, who are responsible for process improvement, should also attend. Will stable processes, sustained improvements, and an engaged, knowledgeable workforce help you achieve your objectives in the areas of safety, quality, cost and delivery? Commonly, lack of performance or errors within an organization occur because of undefined processes, a lack of standards or inadequate training. Good performance is the result of good people and good processes. Learn how the TWI Job Methods program can prepare leaders to define and improve processes. Understand the power of TWI “JM” and its relationship to lean tools and techniques.


Agenda: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Shop floor observation – Waste walk
  • Classroom – TWI JM
    • Break down the job
    • Question every detail
    • Develop the new method
    • Apply the new method
  • Shop floor activity – create selected job/task breakdowns on selected jobs/tasks
  • Shop floor activity – develop/propose new methods
  • Classroom – TWI JM and Standard Work


This the JM course of the three-course Optima TWI Certification Program

The Job Instruction (JI) course will be held on July 27

The Job Relations (JR) course will be held on Nov. 16 followed by graduation


About your presenter:

Dave Lange
Optima Associates, Inc.

Dave has consulted with a wide variety of manufacturers throughout Wisconsin to improve productivity and bottom line results. Dave’s primary responsibility is to teach lean principles and to apply lean tools with employees at all levels and in all functions of the organization through a variety of methods. Dave’s role in the implementation of lean manufacturing techniques was that of coach and mentor, and emphasized the importance of connecting strategy to actionable operations improvements. He creates lasting change with his clients.


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