Training Within Industry
APPROVED By HRCI for 1.0 General Credit
The war is on for talent and increasingly employers are facing the question of “buy or build”—do we pay a premium for hard-to-find skills or do we invest in training and developing raw talent. And even if you hire experienced, skilled employees they will still need to be trained in your processes and methods.
In this session, Mike Redmond, President of Ops Savvy, will introduce you to a training method that has been proven to lead to improved performance and acquisition of new skills in shorter time frames.
Training Within Industry (TWI) is a proven, effective methodology for training employees in both hard and soft skills. Initially implemented 70 years ago, TWI was very effective in supporting the U.S. war effort during WWII and was instrumental in the development of the Toyota Production System. It is experiencing a strong resurgence in U.S. industry because of its ability to deliver training that is current, just-in-time, and “sticky.” Attendees will learn the underlying principles of all 4 modules of TWI, as well as the detailed methodologies within one of the modules (Job Instruction).
About the presenter: Michael (Mike) Redmond is a business leader with more than 30 years of diversified Operations, Engineering, Project Management, and General Management experience. He currently is President of Bellevue, WA-based Ops Savvy, a consulting company that helps manufacturing companies become more effective and efficient through the pragmatic application of Lean, Six Sigma, and other proven processes for Operational improvement. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. He earned a Master of Science degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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