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Our traditional LEAN and Continuous Improvement systems can lose energy, and gains over time. Toyota Kata, developed by Mike Rother after studying Toyota’s management system, is a daily management practice resulting in a culture that is focused on daily improvement. There are two key elements of Toyota Kata; the Improvement Kata, and the Coaching Kata.
The Improvement Kata is the daily routine of practicing rapid PDCA cycles to continuously improve a process from its current state toward a target condition. The Coaching Kata is the daily routine for teaching the Improvement Kata thinking pattern to sustain continuous improvement.
Organizational leaders who seek a strong continuous improvement environment should attend. This includes CEO’s, Managers, Supervisors, Lean Champions and Facilitators.
An interactive workshop focused on awareness training of the Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata concepts. In this workshop we learn and apply the Improvement Kata to a simulated production operation and practice the daily Coaching Kata dialog.
A 3-day (24 hour) interactive workshop focused on training of the Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata concepts. In this workshop we learn and apply the Improvement Kata to a selected production process at the customer's plant and practice the daily PDCA Cycles and Coaching Kata dialog.
UT CIS can provide consulting assistance as a 2nd Coach to help in your IK/CK Implementation.