Standardized Work with TWI: Eliminating Human Errors in Production and Service Processes by Bartosz Misiurek
In a world dominated by relentless industrial competition, the need for perfection and precision has never been more essential. “Standardized Work with TWI” serves as an illuminating guide to understand and eliminate the often-overlooked human errors in production and service processes.
The book begins by introducing readers to the concept of work standardization, underlining its significance in the current industrial landscape. It highlights the intrinsic connection between human errors and inefficiencies in workplaces, offering work standardization as an antidote. As readers delve deeper, they will discover the foundational role of work standardization in Lean Management and Training within Industry (TWI).
A pivotal section of the book delves into the intricacies of production process documentation. From descriptive instructions to the golden rules for Standard Work Instructions (SWI) preparation, the book covers it all. Readers will also get insights into the application of SWIs in various operational processes, including TPM and SMED.
Kaizen, the essence of improvement, gets its dedicated section. The book details the origin and applications of the Kaizen-based approach. It incorporates valuable tools and techniques such as the Poka Yoke Generator Sheet (PYGS) and the application of TWI JM and TWI JI in production firms.
Training workers, especially on-the-job training, is a critical aspect of any industry. The author sheds light on typical mistakes made during on-the-job training sessions and introduces the TWI Job Instruction (JI) structure and the Job Breakdown Sheet (JBS). Through practical examples, like tying the Fire Underwriter’s Knot, the book guides readers on how to use these tools most effectively.
The latter part of the book is dedicated to the practical implementation and management of the work standardization process, broken down into the PLAN, DO, CHECK, ACT methodology. It discusses potential challenges faced during implementation and how to overcome them.
Concluding with a hands-on workshop section, the book offers readers an opportunity to practically apply their knowledge about work standardization based on the TWI program.
“Standardized Work with TWI” is a treasure trove for industrial professionals, managers, and anyone keen on mastering the art and science of work standardization. It’s not just a book; it’s a manual for perfection in the industrial realm.