TWI: Training Within Industry

Training within industry is  dynamic program of hands-on learning and practice, teaching essential skills for supervisors, team leaders and anyone who directs the work of others from all industries and vocations.
setup by the Roosevelt administration after the fall of France in 1940, TWI was charged to rapidly boost industrial production, productivity and quality to sustain the war effort and was adopted by Toyota forming a cornerstone of eliminating waste, standardizing work, and creating a culture of improvement.
TWI teaches the skill of job instruction, methods improvement, leadership and safety.

There are four elements of the TWI training:

  • TWI – Job Methods Improvement-The aim of the Job Methods Training program is to help produce greater quantities of quality products in less time by making the best use of the people, machines, and materials now available. Supervisors are taught how to break down jobs into their constituent operations. They question details and develop new methods by eliminating, combining, and rearranging these details.
  • TWI – Job Instruction for Standardized Work- The objective of Job Instruction is to help supervisors develop a well-trained workforce resulting in less scrap and rework, fewer accidents, and less tool and equipment damage. Supervisors are taught how to effectively break down a job for instruction. The method emphasizes preparing the operator to learn, giving a proper demonstration, identifying the key points in the job, observing the operator perform trial runs, and tapering off coaching while continuing to follow-up.
  • TWI – Job Relations- Problems come in two basic forms – those dealing with products and processes, and those dealing with human behavior and relationships. JR emphasizes that people must be treated as individuals. Supervisors are given foundations for developing and maintaining good relations to prevent problems from arising. Principles include providing constructive feedback, giving credit when due, telling people in advance about changes that will affect them, making the best use of each person's ability, and earning the employee's loyalty and cooperation. When problems do arise, it teaches supervisors how to get the facts, weigh them, make the decision, take action, and check results.
  • TWI – Job Safety- Creating a safe workplace – JS provides a framework for supervisors to engage employees in identifying potential hazards and eliminating them in conjunction with their training and knowledge in OSHA and EPA regulations.
Training material and certificate of completion are provided to all participants.

To be scheduled.

Mcallen Teaching Site

Supervisors not only learn a well-defined and easy-to-implement method for each skill, but bring in actual jobs from their own worksites in a “learn-by-doing” approach that is efficient and effective. Small class sizes of 8 to 10 people are required.

  • Job Relations
  • Job Instruction
  • Job Methods
  • Job Safety

David Ortiz is an Engineer with more than 7 years of Experience in the Manufacturing Field. David has true passion for Engineering especially in the areas of Operations Management, Product Design, Process Design, Continuous Improvement, Scientific Management Systems, Project Management, Strategic Management and Marketing. His current work environment gives him the opportunity to provide his energy and expertise to small, medium sized and world class manufacturers in the US and Mexico. 

David is a Manufacturing Specialist currently based in TMAC at The University of Texas-PanAmerican. He coaches and helps people from all levels in the workforce, From Operators to Business Unit managers and Business Owners to find and boost the Value of their everyday activities. David uses technical tools to convert internal and external customer needs into processes and efficient action plans to execute an efficient delivery to the end customer. David has coached many individuals from companies such as Motorola, Coca-Cola, Panasonic, Corning Cable Systems, Corning Science, Emerson, Jabil, Ametek, and other successful medium sized companies such as High-Tech plastics, MJM International and many more. All of his customers have always rated David as a great manufacturing resource. His customers describe him as being a reliable and a highly professional individual with the ability of engaging and challenging them to improve their work environment. 

David holds different credentials to provide a world-class experience to his customers. He earned his Bachelors and Masters degree in Manufacturing and Engineering Management from The University of Texas-Pan American, Lean Master Certification, APICS CPIM (Supply Chain and Planning Certification), and Six Sigma Black Belt Training from Air Academy. David Ortiz is a goal driven individual and his main vision is to always research for technology and use his good communication analytical and motivational skills to diffuse that information to business professionals. All of those professional have agreed that the information provided to them serves as a catalyst to their companies for reaching their goals to become more profitable.