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“Kata” is the Japanese word for “form”, this word is used mostly when talking about martial arts and describing the detailed way a group of people practice choreographed movements in unison in an effort to perfect them. Like martial arts, manufacturing techniques can be practiced to improve efficiency, this is where Toyota Kata comes in. The Toyota Kata method is all about: organization developing new patterns and allow employees to think differently about dilemmas and goals, creating ways to work as a unit more adequately, using scientific reasoning as an approach to make teams more effective and successful and developing a culture of continuous improvement and learning at all positions through purposeful practice. Learn More→