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Training Within Industry: The Foundation of Lean Hardcover – 27 May 2005

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In early 1940, if a company had all the available equipment necessary to make lenses and wanted to increase its lens-grinding capacity by training another lens grinder, it would have to wait 5 years because that is how long it would take the average person to master the art and science of lens grinding. Read the first page
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Informative from a practical and historical perspective 27 April 2006
By Tim DelVecchio - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book. As a history buff it has something for you, as the author does a great job of uncovering the creation and evolution of the TWI Program--developed by government and industry in the United States during WWII. As a lean manufacturing leader, the author also does a great service by explaining TWI--particularly the 3 "J" programs and how they can benefit industry today. The CD is nice, only wish it had the full TWI book text, not just the bulletins. That's the only thing keeping it from 5 stars.
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The best book on TWI since "The TWI Report" in 1945 16 Nov 2009
By Mark Warren - Published on Amazon.com
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Don is one of a smal group of individuals that began to research TWI about a decade ago. His book has essentially taken the summary of the TWI effort that was compiled into "The TWI Report" (by the staff of the TWI Service shortly before closing their doors in 1945) and updated it with additions on how to use the programs. You essentally get a short course in each of the programs without having to attend the 10-hour sessions.
This book is highly recommended to any management person that is considering applying TWI programs as the foundation to prepare for an effective lean program.
I think that he does not stress enough that these are the same programs that Taiichi Ohno used to build the Toyota Production System. After reading this material it becomes a bit more obvious why so many companies fail in their lean efforts - they did not start with the basics, TWI.
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Marvelous concept to train people 20 April 2008
By Roger Yan Guoliang - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a good book that worth to spend time to read for site managers, supply chain directors who are wondering to build skilled team or retain skilled people through reskilling. TWI is the right way that is clearly illustrated in the book. TWI is powerful to development people to form team in manufacturing organisation that lack of enough skill people to fit the growing business needs. It is also the foundation of starting Lean in firm.
TWI - A return to US roots 12 Nov 2014
By Jimmy S. - Published on Amazon.com
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Good book
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