The Lean Journey is the process of introducing Lean Thinking processes, and a Lean Thinking culture, to your company. It is also the journey that you will take for your own development, learning about Lean, and beginning to work with process improvement initiatives.
The Training Within Industry Service (TWI) was established in 1940 during World War II to increase production output to support the Allied Forces war effort. The purpose of the TWI program was stated in its overview bulletin, to assist war production industries to meet their manpower needs by training within industry each worker to make the fullest use of his best skill up to the maximum of his individual ability, thereby enabling production to keep pace with war demands. Training Within Industry consisted of 4 courses that an organization would implement to increase production, reduce training time, better utilize manpower, reduce scrap, improve employee relations, and create better training programs. The four TWI courses are:
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CTM was incorporated in 1986 and has delivered high quality services to numerous organizations in manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries. Read our clients' success stories.Learn More
CTM has developed a comprehensive process (The Lean Framework) that allows an organization to create an environment and a means for change. Change that permeates the entire company and becomes a new paradigm for growth.Learn More
Moving from reactive to proactive thinking in the work place. Having the employees understand the importance, scope and techniques involved allowed many clients to move forward at greatly accelerated rates.Learn More
CTM focuses on five key issues: identifying waste, cellular production, scheduling, production line processes, and production line support. Our process helps firms eliminate all inefficiencies and thrive.Learn More
CTM's Lean Framework sets out clear-cut objectives that can be achieved through an ongoing process of cycle time reduction and continuous improvement. This process has had tremendous results consistently.Learn More
Clients have found CTM’s Lean Assessment approach of key employee interviews, financial review, facility visit and a lean manufacturing evaluation to determining lean implementation requirements has been very effective.Learn More
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