We are literally hours away from releasing our new Training Within Industry course focusing on Job Instruction! In addition to a studio course, there is also a facilitator's course that is based on an actual TWI-JI live training session.
Jamie Parker is an avid lean thinker and past podcast guest who recently participated in our first live training class. Jamie and Ron reflected back on the class, which centered around the Job Instruction component of TWI.
Beau Keyte is an author and performance improvement coach with an impressive background. Ron and Beau discussed both editions of The Complete Lean Enterprise, the evolution of Value Stream Mapping, and more.
Steve breaks down the McDonald Brothers' lean journey.
Customer Success Corner
Turn your weaknesses into your strengths. All organizations have room for improvement. Be humble about your strengths. Be honest and objective about your weaknesses. As Jim Collins put it, great organizations have the ability to confront the brutal facts. There's no need to feel guilty or ashamed of the weakness. If anything, one should feel good about having the courage to confront weaknesses head-on.
Focus on an area of weakness to deeply understand the current state, then use the scientific method to incrementally improve. Small plan, do, study, adjust cycles tend to result in greater progress than large ones. Break large obstacles down into smaller ones and take them one step at a time. Mistakes will be made and experiments won't always go as planned. That's okay. Learn from the experience and keep moving forward. Giving up is the only way to fail in continuous improvement.