Developing People with Kata

Summary and Objectives

Learn about TIDI Products’ approach to implementing kata on the shop floor to develop frontline associates and the learnings we’ve had along the way.


In This Session You Will Learn

  •  TIDI’s approach to implementing kata on the shop floor
  • How we are adding some fun
  • What we’ve learned along the way

Melissa is the Manager of Continuous Improvement and Training at TIDI Products, a medical device manufacturer headquartered in Neenah, WI.  She started her journey with Lean & Six Sigma in 2004 focused on streamlining office processes.  Over the past 15 years, Melissa has worked with all levels of multiple organizations to identify opportunities and lead both strategic and tactical continuous improvement efforts in both manufacturing and the office.  Currently she is focused on developing the problem solving and coaching skills of associates and leaders to create a culture of daily continuous improvement within TIDI.