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Driving LEAN through Toyota Kata


Change arrives fast these days. Competitors emerge overnight, new technologies alter the business, and labor market conditions are uncertain.  How do you ensure continued success in such complex, dynamic, and unpredictable conditions?

The default way people think about problems often involves jumping to conclusions and immediately seeking to solve problems, because the brain does not like uncertainty. The unconscious part of our brain takes bits of surface information, quickly extrapolates to fill in blanks, and gives us a false sense of confidence in our conclusion. And then we start making costly mistakes.

Toyota Kata helps develop creative, scientific-thinking skills. Employees can use these skills to keep improving, adapting, and generating competitive advantage in a strategically-aligned way.

Toyota Kata is not a tool or a solution, but instead a routine performed every day to improve results through people.  This isn’t something you implement; Kata are practiced routinely to develop skill and drive proficiency.  Given that they’re practiced, this implies that there is no end.  If you’re ready to build capability in people with scientific thinking, this course is for you.
This 2-day course will teach you how to take human talent and make them willing and capable of solving problems every day.

  1. Understand the direction or challenge
  2. Be clear on current condition
  3. Establish the next target condition
  4. Experiment toward target condition

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The instructor is Andy Oskam, MANTEC's LEAN Development Manager.  Andy is #22 trained in the World to conduct this course through TWI’s exceptional method.

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