Fundamentals of lean are improving your company. UT CIS will show how Kata can reinvigorate your lean programs and help your teams consider next level technologies that haven’t been considered before, including I4.0 and collaborative robots.
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.
CIS works with your team to identify these opportunities and implement solutions. Lean is a cultural transformation to an environment where everyone is continually seeking improvement. To facilitate faster implementation and enhance return on investment, CIS combines classroom and in-plant activities to meet the specific needs of your company.