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Toyota Kata & TWI J-Programs 
Lessons learned so far and how do these connect?
Joakim Bjurström 
 Background in a family business 
 Coach/consultant since 2007 
 business through people 
associate 2...
Kata and TWI connection 
TPS was built on TWI J-programs 
 Ohno was a certified TWI-trainer 
Kata and TWI are both develo...
How Important is front line management? 
“The sergeant is the Army.” 
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower, World War II 
2013-1...
Learn by Doing 
The TWI approach is not about schools, classes or lessons – 
TWI is about individual and/or group work on ...
Scientific thinking 
”Learn by doing” 
2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 6
Learn by Repetition 
2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 7
Conclusion 
So Kata helps us form a 
scientific approach to 
improvements 
TWI J-programs helps us 
teach the results (new...
Questions I Struggle with! 
Fast paced improvement versus Standardized work? 
Do we need to adjust our methods depending o...
Knowledge is something we share! 
For more information www.businessthroughpeople.com
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ELEC Presentation 2014: Toyota Kata & TWI J-Programs

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Toyota KATA& TWI J-Programs. Lessons Learned so far and how Do these Connect?
- TWI and the connection to Lean
- It’s all about creating patterns
- A learning leadership, every day
- The threshold of knowledge
- Experiences so far

Presentation used by Joakim Bjurström at ELEC 2014 Lean Educator.
http://www.cetpm.de/lean-educator/ELEC2014/

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ELEC Presentation 2014: Toyota Kata & TWI J-Programs

  1. 1. Toyota Kata & TWI J-Programs Lessons learned so far and how do these connect?
  2. 2. Joakim Bjurström  Background in a family business  Coach/consultant since 2007  business through people associate 2014  Lean Silver-certified  Black Belt Six Sigma  Cert. TWI Instructor JI  Translated Toyota Kata to Swedish with Lars Danielsson www.businessthroughpeople.com joakim@businessthroughpeople.com +46 (0)709-710180 2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 2
  3. 3. Kata and TWI connection TPS was built on TWI J-programs  Ohno was a certified TWI-trainer Kata and TWI are both developed to change the behavior and thinking of individuals! 2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 3
  4. 4. How Important is front line management? “The sergeant is the Army.” - General Dwight D. Eisenhower, World War II 2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 4
  5. 5. Learn by Doing The TWI approach is not about schools, classes or lessons – TWI is about individual and/or group work on current day problems related to Quality, Cost, Delivery, Morale & Safety 2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 5
  6. 6. Scientific thinking ”Learn by doing” 2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 6
  7. 7. Learn by Repetition 2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 7
  8. 8. Conclusion So Kata helps us form a scientific approach to improvements TWI J-programs helps us teach the results (new standards) with a repetitive method 2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 8
  9. 9. Questions I Struggle with! Fast paced improvement versus Standardized work? Do we need to adjust our methods depending on different cultures? 2013-11-17 www.businessthroughpeople.com 9
  10. 10. Knowledge is something we share! For more information www.businessthroughpeople.com

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