"Improving Productivity Through Innovation"

Productivity Improvement  

Our productivity improvement programme has been around for a very long time. In fact, it was first introduced in 1940, long before we had six sigma and balanced scorecards. The programme itself was introduced to combat the production and productivity issues that were faced during World War II. 

Training Within Industry (TWI) is an improvement process that addresses the essential skills needed by supervisors, team leaders, and anyone leading others. The TWI methodology complements Lean solutions by providing frontline personnel with the skillset to establish a culture for change, improve methods and it facilitates standard work. TWI has been successfully applied in hundreds of companies worldwide

Collectively, the TWI programs and the philosophy that they embody can form the foundation of efforts to move an organisation toward increased productivity and higher profitability through a culture of continuous learning, continuous improvement and respect for the skills and contributions of the entire workforce. In a highly competitive global economy.
Training Within Industry has a rich history of sustainable improvements dating back to the 1940s. Today’s TWI Institute clients are no exception to this success and, in most cases, far exceed past results. The improvements go beyond standard metrics; these clients are achieving real organisational change plus employee engagement and empowerment.

The "J" Programmes

Job Instruction (JI)

The foundation for all lean efforts, JI results in standardized work and a clear methodology for ensuring that workers learn how to do a job safely, effectively and efficiently in the minimum amount of time.
JI is the basis for developing a continuous learning culture in organizations. Benefits of JI include reduced time to competence for new employees, reduced scrap and rework, fewer accidents and incidents, increased productivity and improved job satisfaction.

Job Method (JM)

Once work has been standardized and employees trained using JI, the next step is to find out how to do the job better.
JM teaches a process for analyzing a job and finding ways to reduce waste and inefficiency. JM provides the structure for developing and integrating a continuous improvement culture into an organization.
Benefits of JM include reduction in costs, increases in productivity, reductions in work in process inventories and overall increased throughput from existing resources.

Job Relations (JR)

This J program provides supervisors with a simple methodology for diagnosing and dealing with performance issues in the workplace that results in positive employee relations.
The method teaches supervisors how to get the facts, look at options, make decisions, take action and verify results, all while keeping within the bounds of collective agreements and employment standards.
The results include improved productivity, fewer grievances, improved morale, improved cooperation/collaboration and lower turnover.

Present Day Successes

Virtually all companies that implemented TWI in the last 10 years have experienced impressive results. These include a decrease in errors as a result of improved training, reduced change-over times due to improved methods and an improvement in employee morale and engagement by giving employees a method for putting their improvement ideas to practice. As part of an overall Lean or continuous improvement strategy many have seen significant improvements in profitability and operating income. In one case, a 56% improvement in operating income crowned a long list of other results for one of our Dubai based clients.