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  1. Acquire the knowledge and skills to improve work processes using TWI Job Methods to reinforce your Lean Six Sigma program. Learn the linkage between 5W1H questions and the ECRS framework which are not taught in most Lean Six Sigma classes.
  2. Complete training package includes training slides, Job Breakdown Sheet, Improvement Proposal Template and JM Pocket Card.
  3. These TWI training materials are closely based on the original TWI training manuals.


The TWI Job Methods (JM) program teaches supervisors how to improve methods for producing greater quantities of quality products in less time by effectively using available workforce, machines and materials. Participants are taught how to break down jobs into their constituent operations. Every detail is questioned in a systematic manner to generate ideas for improvement. New methods are developed by eliminating, combining, rearranging, and simplifying steps in the process. Job Methods yields significant benefits including reduced cost through productivity gains, increased throughput, and reduced work in process.


1. Improve job methods based on the 4-Step Process for JM
2. Apply the Job Breakdown Sheet to analyze the current method and develop the new method
3. Utilize the JM Improvement Proposal Sheet to communicate and gain buy in to the new method


1. Introduction to TWI - JM
2. Definition of a Supervisor
3. 5 Basic Needs of Supervisors
4. Demonstration Job: Current Design & New Design
5. 4 Steps for Job Methods Improvement
6. Step 1: Breakdown the Job
7. Job Breakdown Sheet (JM)
8. Step 2: Question Every Detail
9. 5W1H Questions
10. Step 3: Develop the New Method
11. Eliminate, Combine, Rearrange & Simplify (ECRS Framework)
12. Principles Under Simplify
13. JM Improvement Proposal Sheet
14. Step 4: Apply the New Method
15. Examples of Ideas for Improvement
16. Practice Demonstrations: Job Breakdown for Present & Proposed Methods
17. Resistance & Resentment
18. Review of 4 Steps for JM
19. Summary & Closing Comments

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