Tri-Cities TN/VA: Overcast, mist, 57.2 °F
Toy F. Reid Center, Room 223 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN
The public is invited to join the American Society for Quality for a presentation and tutorial on the Toyota KATA management system and the US developed program, Training Within Industry (TWI), that pre-dated it. Toyota Kata is a management system modeled after Toyota's approach for sustaining a culture that is focused on daily improvement throughout the operation. TWI, a management training program covering Job Relations, Job Instruction, and Job Methods, was developed by the US government to support U.S. war-related industries during WWII. Later exported to Japan, it formed the basis of the kaizen culture in Japanese industry. Registration is limited to 30. Go to www.ASQ1106.org to sign up.