Training Within Industry (TWI) is often called the “Roots of Lean”. It was created by the United States during World War II to address the need to quickly and effectively train thousands of industrial workers to support production for the war effort. The TWI program created practical methods by which any organization could create work standards and effective training practices.
In the 70 years since TWI was developed companies have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars using its methods.Far from becoming obsolete, TWI continues to be used by like Toyota, Lego, and Kohler.For companies struggling with workforce training, TWI solves the age old industrial problem of turning tribal knowledge into job methods that can be replicated and taught.
During this workshop, participants will learn TWI’s time-proven methods, including how to analyze a job and break it down into its critical components. From that analysis, how to develop a Job Breakdown Sheet that can be used as a simple, but powerfully effective training tool. It will also teach how to effectively train employees to master the required skills for their job.
What to Bring: Paper, pencil and a willingness to share how change is managed within your organization
Fees: Free to EV-HPEC member organizations; $125 per person for non-member organizations.
- Lane County Economic Development Department
- Lane Workforce Partnership
- LCC Business Development Center
- Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
Emerald Valley High Performance Enterprise Consortium (EV-HPEC) is a Lane County learning network increasing business competitiveness by sharing and applying lean principles, practices, and tools.
EV-HPEC supports organizations to:
- Instill learning in the principles of lean and high performance;
- Provide education and training for the implementation of lean methods, lean culture, and workforce development;
- Collaborate in solving common problems for improving lean practices;
- Promote continuous improvement and reduction of waste; and
- Promote the health and sustainability of member businesses.