Increase your productivity and shorten your lead-times with Toyota Kata

How do you increase productivity, shorten lead-times and ensure continuous improvement at your company? The successful Toyota Kata method makes sure that improvement processes do not cease and that everyone systematically implements improvements. To teach companies the finer points, Sirris is holding a two-day masterclass on 25 and 26 September.

Toyota Kata is an improvement method based on the approach of Toyota, which elevates the process of continuous improvement to a higher level. Instead of hastily stringing together random improvement actions, improvements are continuously made so that the main focus is a targeted process where the input and training of employees counts.

This masterclass aims at providing participants with a practical method so that your company can develop quick custom solutions for its own situation. The method taught also ensures that everyone in the organisation implements continuous improvements, avoiding resistance to change.

This training is based on the research of Mike Rother (described in his book ‘Toyota Kata’), in which he unveils two routines (‘katas’ in Japanese) that form the basis of Toyota’s success: the ‘improvement kata’ and the ‘coaching kata’. The masterclass is based on an alternation between theory and interactive simulations that bring the improvement kata and coaching kata to life. You will also learn about how to speed up the process of continuous improvement.

Click here for more information about the katas. (in French)

Added value for your company

Companies who started earlier with this approach enjoyed concrete advantages:

  • In this two-day training you will acquire thorough knowledge of the Toyota improvement kata plan (vision/challenge, current situation, target state, obstacles, PDCA – (Plan-Do-Check-Act)
  • You will learn to appreciate the value of the Toyota coaching kata method (how the combination of reformer, first and second coach works)
  • You will get insight into how the improvement and coaching kata can breathe new life into a lean initiative and provide a basis to meet the future with confidence and success.    

Training objectives

  • In this two-day training you will acquire thorough knowledge of the Toyota improvement kata plan (vision/challenge, current situation, target state, obstacles, PDCA – (Plan-Do-Check-Act)
  • You will learn to appreciate the value of the Toyota coaching kata method (how the combination of reformer, first and second coach works)
  • You will get insight into how the improvement and coaching kata can breathe new life into a lean initiative and provide a basis to meet the future with confidence and success.

If you are looking for a better way of managing people and developing to achieve superior results, this two-day masterclass is definitely for you! For more information and possibility to register click here

More information about Toyota Kata can be found on:
http://www-personal.umich.edu/