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Job Methods Training (JM) teaches supervisors how to improve the way jobs are done. The aim of the program is to help produce greater quantities of quality products in less time by making the best use of the manpower, machines, and materials now available. To do that, supervisors are taught to break down jobs into their constituent operations, to question each of these details (why? what? where? when? who? how?), to develop the new method by eliminating, combining, rearranging and simplifying these details, and to apply the new method selling it to everyone involved.

The course is structured in five two-hour sessions in five consecutive days for 8 - 10 participants, all supervisors (team, cell, group leaders etc.). In the first session of each course, the trainer presents a real-world problem that everyone can easily relate to and shows the poor ways in which these problems are usually handled in the workplace. The TWI “4-Step Method,” is introduced to show how supervisors can handle such problems more effectively to gain better results.

The first two sessions focus on learning the methods. The remaining course time is given to participant presentation of actual and current problems participants handle by applying the TWI 4-Step Method. Unlike any other training, the TWI “learn by doing” methodology requires participants to put what they learned in class immediately to use in the workplace.