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GA 212 | How to Combine TWI, Kata, and a Kaizen Event with Brandon Brown

By Jessica Bush Updated on April 26th, 2018

This week’s guest is Brandon Brown. Brandon explained how he and his team have combined elements of TWI, kata, and kaizen events into a unique and effective learning system. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Brandon’s background (2:47)
  • An overview of Toyota Kata (4:57)
  • About the “Get Better Jump Start” approach (9:09)
  • The role of target conditions (16:30)
  • An example (18:55)
  • What’s been difficult (21:21)
  • Brandon’s conference takeaways (24:36)
  • Brandon’s final words of wisdom (28:01)

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  1. Clara O'laughlin

    May 23, 2018 - 3:51 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to explain Kata at the beginning of the episode. I’m very new on my Lean Six Sigma journey, so definitions are always helpful.

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