There are many books available covering the Training Within Industry (TWI) programs, but few include any unique material on adaptation or modification – This dearth of new has caused practitioners to alter the programs without understanding the underlying principles. These changes have made the programs less effective. One must, however, maintain the principles used in the programs when changing the delivery of the programs to suit the culture.
The purpose of The TWI Facilitator's Guide: How to Use the TWI Programs Successfully is to prevent the TWI programs from falling into misuse and disuse. This book will explain the main principles of the TWI programs and what they can accomplish, but it will also stress what they are not.
This book reviews what the programs are and then explains how to use them. It tells why we do certain aspects of each program. When we know why we do something, we won’t stop doing it for the wrong reason.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Chapter 1 – A Brief History of TWI. Chapter 2 – Understanding TWI. Chapter 3 – Selling TWI. Chapter 4 – Program Preparation. Chapter 5 – Implementing TWI. Chapter 6 – Sustaining TWI. 2. Chapter 7 – TWI into the Future.
Donald A. Dinero, PE, CPIM has over forty five years of experience designing and implementing methods and processes and is the Principal of TWI Learning Partnership, located in New York State. His BS degree in mechanical engineering is from the University of Rochester and his MBA and MS (Career and Human Resource Development) degrees are from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His consulting business is devoted solely to implementing the TWI Programs into organizations with the objective that they realize their intended benefits. His clients include IBM, Toyoda Gosei Fluid Systems, Boston Scientific, the Irish Centre for Business Excellence, Johnson & Johnson among many others. He believes that the Lean movement is hindered by the lack of use of the TWI Programs and thus concentrates his efforts on their correct use. He delivers training and implementation in all three "J" Programs and in Program Development. In keeping with the "multiplier effect" used by the Training Within Industry Service, he also offers Train the Trainer development for each of the "J" Programs, which allows an organization’s employees to independently deliver the Programs. He continues to study the TWI Programs and believes that they are not only useful but also required in all facets of our society. His studies and talks on TWI led to his writing the book Training Within Industry: The Foundation of Lean, published by Productivity Press, 2005. This book won a Shingo Prize for Research in 2006. His book TWI Case Studies – Standard Work, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork, was published in April 2011.