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What is TWI?

A foundational tool for rapid growth which was introduced to Japanese industry, along with QC, by the GHQ (post-war military authority) through the Labor Ministry. Because TWI forms one of the basics to the small group activities that are at the heart of TQC, it plays a large role in strengthening the formation of group activities. In todayfs global leadership, TQC(TQM) and TWI work together like the two front wheels that steer a car.

The Reestablishment of TWI

We would like to reestablish usage of TWI both in Japan and abroad as we head into the 21st century. Until now, Japan has been able to realize true leadership in the manufacturing field. However, when Japanese technology advances overseas, the QC and TQM movements can realize even higher results based on TWI.

Content of TWI

TWI stands for Training Within Industry and was developed and popularized in the United States during World War II. This method had a great influence on the wartime industry. It is composed of three programs
œ‚iI (Job Instruction)
œ‚l(Job Method‚“)
œ‚i‚q(Job Relation‚“)
Each of these three courses is designed to run 10 hours (5 sessions x 2 hours each).As a tool for technology transfer, JI and JM fill this pressing need.TWI Features and Effectiveness

TWI Features and Effectiveness


These methods are extremely simple to master with each course having a single card as the training material. Teaching the use of the card is the training target of each 10-hour program.
These skills are learned through practical training. All participants are required to give an actual demonstration of a sample work and this practical training leads to the skill development.

Who should take the TWI instruction?


Overseas factory local managers/supervisors and staff
International staff (overseas assigned delegates, overseas instructors, trainers who instruct overseas staff)