Presentation Only---Standard Work

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Go back to the future with standard work. Chris Lindstrom looks at a mid-twentieth century practice from a twenty-first century perspective and finds a lot to like. We know you will, too.

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0.3 RU

Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Registration 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.

Parking: Free on site
Contact: Chris Lindstrom

Making Standard Work Stick using Training Within Industry (TWI)

The Training Within Industry (TWI) service was created by the United States Department of War, within the War Manpower Commission in 1940. Its main purpose was to provide consulting services to industries that were critical to the ramp up of the war machine for World War II to assure there were enough trained and skilled personnel necessary to meet the demands of the war. At the end of its 5 year service record, the TWI program instructed over 1.6 million workers in 16,500 US plants.

Standard Work is a foundational method within Lean and is focused on creating predictable results in the most efficient way. Many companies struggle with defining standard work, especially in organizations that are dependent on specific individuals and tribal knowledge. And more importantly, once Standard Work is documented, they struggle with assuring that everyone is following the prescribed methods.

Come hear an introduction to using the TWI methods of Job Instruction and Job Relations to institutionalize and reinforce the adoption of Standard Work. You will be shown an overview of the TWI methods, using demonstrations, humor and expertise. You will be offered a few tips and real takeaways that you’ll be able to use immediately in your organization.

Speaker Bio

Chris Lindstrom is the founder and managing partner of Ceptara Corp. which is dedicated to bringing excellence to organizations. In addition to leading Ceptara (which he founded in 2002), he manages its strategy, marketing, sales, and support functions. Chris, a former vice chair of ASQ Seattle, was elected to lead the local section in spring 2011.

Date: Thursday November 14, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enrollment opens: September 23, 2013

Enrollment closes: November 14, 2013

Pricing Information:

Previous price ending 11/14/2013 was $10.00