TWI Job Methods (JM)
CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE TRAINING WITHIN INDUSTRY & JOB METHODS
In the manufacturing industry, supervisors are under pressure to produce a greater quantity of higher-quality products in less time. Optimal use of resources – people, machines, and materials – can make this goal a reality. The issue? Many manufacturers don't know where to start. Job Methods (JM) allows manufacturers to accomplish this by breaking down jobs, questioning details, and developing new methods by eliminating, combining, and rearranging each processing element.
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The goal is to make the best use of available human resources, machines, and materials to help produce more quality products in less time. Using the TWI JM method, participants learn to break down jobs into their basic operations, question each of these details (why? what? where? when? who? how?), and develop a new job method by eliminating, combining, rearranging, and simplifying these details; and apply and sell the new approach to everyone involved.
TWI JM focuses primarily on improving current procedures and processes rather than starting from the ground up. By implementing this program, you can utilize and optimize company resources. TWI JM allows manufacturers to reevaluate methods at any point for continuous improvement.
THE FOUR STEPS THAT LEAD TO EFFECTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING & GREATER PRODUCTIVITY
Supervisors learn how to break down jobs into their fundamental operations and tasks. They use a simple four-step process to analyze the present situation and develop improvements:
Step 1: Break down the job
Step 2: Question every detail
Step 3: Develop the method
Step 4: Apply the new method
By spending time on each step of the JM process, the goal is to curate a well-rounded plan that removes any elements hindering productivity. Thoroughly evaluating how resources are being used currently is essential when it comes to making the best use of materials and machines.
IDENTIFY PROBLEMS, IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONS
Questioning every detail means just that! TWI JM emphasizes evaluating why procedures have been implemented and how they contribute to company success. You can then understand and identify areas that use more resources than necessary. Eliminating waste is a key part of TWI Job Methods. Without doing so, producing greater quantities of quality products in less time is unattainable.
Once all the mechanical work is evaluated, and areas of waste identified, you can create and administer appropriate solutions. These team-based answers help with efficient work and contribute to a well-rounded workforce.
IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, COST AND QUALITY
JM has a significant impact on most traditional metrics. However, the gains may be inconsistent and short-term if your company has not established a firm foundation with Job Relations (JR) and Job Instruction (JI) training.
The JM program trains workers to evaluate every detail, eliminate those with no purpose, combine and rearrange those still required, and simplify those that add value. Elimination of 10-20% of detailed steps is typical on a first pass, with more reductions to follow due to streamlining the remaining processes. The impact of the JM method amplifies when processing materials are eliminated.
- Reduced cost through significant productivity gains
- Less WIP
- Decreased inventory
- Increased throughput
- Reduced work in the process
- Increased profits
- Continuous improvement
TWI JM has numerous benefits that can improve many different facets of your manufacturing company. Rather than constantly looking to adopt new methods, JM utilizes current processes and streamlines them to be as efficient as possible. This method also prioritizes training within the industry and applies team-based solutions to create a well-rounded workforce that contributes efficiently to JM's goal.
Impact Washington MEP helps manufacturers implement TWI JM and craft their current operations to achieve success. We help manufacturers excel in every facet of business.