Toyota Kata (Lean Culture Building)

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.

Who should be interested in learning more about KATA?

Organizational leaders who seek a strong continuous improvement environment should attend.  This includes CEO’s, Managers, Supervisors, Lean Champions and Facilitators.
 

Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata 

1-day Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata Workshop

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.

3-day Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata Workshop

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.

 

Strategic Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata Implementation Assistance

UT CIS can provide consulting assistance as a 2nd Coach to help in your IK/CK Implementation.