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Acorn © Supervisor Training
The Flagship programme of Training Within Industry.

In the early 1980,s we developed a programme for supervisors that taught them how to run a Clothing production line.

Six months of research followed and every htmect of a supervisors job was analysed and dissected. What developed was a pattern of behaviour that gave certain supervisors a good result. To put it bluntly, when certain supervisors did certain things, they achieved high production output and good quality. This pattern of behaviour was tested on so called " good" supervisors and was found to be correct. TWI set about developing a learning programme to teach that behaviour model to production supervisors.

The programme teaches the following 5 basic fundamentals
  • Setting up regular production controls
  • Setting individual operator targets
  • Boosting Poor performing operators
  • Identifying the "governing" operation in the line
  • Line balancing and manning levels
The programme has thus far trained over 2500 Supervisors worldwide and has become the definitive learning programme for Supervisors in the Apparel Industry.

With the programme the company will achieve:
  • Higher production output during training
  • Better quality
  • A more relaxed supervisor
  • A more focused supervisor
  • Better delivery dates
The programme is carried out during working hours on the production line with a TWI trainer working with the supervisor guiding her through the Acorn © principles. Your production continues as normal throughout the programme.

Course Cost : $785

What our clients said:
"Your program at TWI has developed a "seed" within our production team that will grow our next generation of supervisors over the next few years. The productivity lift was exceptional but the leadership skills learnt will see our management team thru into the next millennium"

Willie Wienken - Managing Director of Peter Blond & Associates Cape town

" Why did you wait 42 years to teach me this, I should have learnt this years ago "

Bongane Sibina - a production foreman at Allwear who was retiring that year - speaking to his managing director

"Our Supervisors have a greater control over their daily activities since completing ACORN. It has given them a grhtm of the practicalities of their job and has developed a greater assertiveness in achieving their targets. This has allowed me to spend more time as a manager on my particular duties"

Frank Ellis - Production Director- Riviera Fashions SEARDEL Cape town

"Acorn © has given us an incredible result. On commencing the programme we produced an average of 1800 knitwear units per day on completion we are now producing 3 100 units. The programme paid for itself in the first week. ? What we expected from TWI International."

Allan Hutton - Managing Director/ Owner of Ragno Knitwear in Newcastle.

"To carry out the programme with an Interpreter in a Romanian factory was something unique. Our production has increased and the programme has given our team in Romania greater skills to sustain the production even higher. The specific way that TWI teach operator boosting is very good and we will continue to use Training Within Industry to establish our Skills Centre for operators."

Stefan Sabota - Co Owner of Sorste sa - Romania

"Significantly improved our production, we looked at programmes world wide and TWI offered the best hands on solution in our own plant"

Sorina Placinta Romania

"I personally believe that acorn © has been the best programme we have experienced in shoe manufacture. It has been highly practical and pitched at the "right" level of education that our supervisors require. It has assisted our foremen in becoming more confident and shifted all of our supervisors Thinking pattern closer to management. We now share the same values."

Dave Wilson - Production Director Barker shoes

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