KATA Services

Toyota KATA is for the company's development

Toyota KATA is an improvement and coaching method that ensures continued development at the company. The method uses experiments to overcome the obstacles we face daily in pursuit of our desired goals.

We offer 2 Toyota KATA courses that will safely get you started with both KATA methods:

  • The TWI and Toyota KATA Simulation is a 1-day simulation where you practice different situations that are good for showing and practicing the relationship between the TWI and KATA programs. This combination of playing and learning is an extremely effective way of practicing the integration between KATA and TWI. Discover through this simulation how KATA coaching gives your TWI programs a new focus. Several companies use KATA coaching after completing pilot projects within TWI JI and JR with great success.

  • The Toyota KATA 10-hour program is a standardized program, both in terms of how supervisors use the methods in their everyday lives and how we, as KATA trainers, teach at the KATA courses. The KATA 10-hour program is structured in the same way as our celebrated TWI programs and with the same "train-the-trainer" certification program. This 10-hour course is a skill course, consisting of practical exercises rather than PowerPoint lectures.

These two services can be assembled into a KATA startup week or a combined week with TWI and KATA. Contact us for more information on such a course week here.

All our KATA coaches follow KATA manuals, which have been translated into several languages. These have been tested globally and adjusted to ensure the best training for your supervisors. All our KATA coaches are certified to teach you the KATA programs according to the requirements established by the TWI Institute in the US.

Read more about the TWI and KATA simulation 1-day introduction (Game) and our KATA 10-hour course below.

 

TWI & KATA Simulation

The Toyota KATA and TWI Simulation is a 1-day simulation where you practice different situations that are good for showing and practicing the relationship between the TWI and KATA programs.

KATA 10-hour Training

The TWI Institute Toyota KATA 10-hour program follows the known and effective format from the TWI programs. The concept is 2 hours a day for 5 days and that all participants will practice the method.

Toyota KATA expert

Joakim Bjurström has translated the Toyota KATA book into Swedish, in close collaboration with Mike Rother.

If you would like to read more about our own books and those we recommend, please check out the knowledge center at btp.dk.