Demystifying the Job Breakdown Sheet

Presenter: Don Dinero


Session Abstract:

The purpose of JIT is to teach people to quickly and effectively transfer knowledge to another person and the JBS is the heart of JIT.  The original JIT Trainers’ Manual defined “Important Step” and “Key Point” but didn’t go much beyond that. This leads to much confusion, which results in improper JBS’s, which leads to poor instruction, which leads to disuse of JIT.  Beginning in 1970 with the advent of OSHA, safety has become more and more important in today’s workplaces.  Improvements in technology have increased competition, which has increased the pursuit of quality.  As a result, the terms quality, safety, productivity and cost are thrown about but without a true understanding of the part a JBS can play in production, only superficial gains will be made from JIT.  This presentation will explain the difference between an Advancing Step and a Key Point and how to use a JBS to maximize its effect.

Learning Objectives

In this session you will learn:

  • The difference between an Advancing Step and a Key Point
  • Why the JBS should be the foundation of your Operational Excellence effort
  • How to eliminate Key Points


About the Presenters:

Donald A. Dinero, PE, CPIM has over forty years of experience designing and implementing methods and processes and is the Principal of TWI Learning Partnership, located in Chittenango, NY.  His BS degree in mechanical engineering is from the University of Rochester and his MBA and MS (Career and Human Resource Development) degrees are from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Don’s consulting business is devoted solely to implementing the TWI Programs into organizations with the objective that they realize their intended benefits.  His clients include IBM, Toyoda Gosei Fluid Systems, Boston Scientific, the Irish Centre for Business Excellence, Merit Medical Systems, Johnson & Johnson among many others.  He believes that the Lean movement is hindered by the lack of use of the TWI Programs and thus concentrates his efforts on their correct use.  He delivers training and implementation in all three “J” Programs and in Program Development.  In keeping with the “multiplier effect” used by the Training Within Industry Service, he also offers Train the Trainer development for each of the “J” Programs, which allows an organization’s employees to independently deliver the Programs.  He continues to study the TWI Programs and believes that they are not only useful but also required in all facets of our society.  His studies and talks on TWI led to his writing the book Training Within Industry: The Foundation of Lean, published by Productivity Press, 2005.  This book won a Shingo Prize for Research in 2006.  His book TWI Case Studies – Standard Work, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork, was published in April 2011, and a third book The TWI Facilitator’s Guide – How to Use the TWI Programs Successfully was published in the fall of 2016.