Date(s) – 18/06/2015 – 19/06/2015
8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Holiday Inn Parramatta


Lean Training in Sydney

New South Wales-based companies have the opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading lean manufacturing practitioners and trainers. As a Toyota factory manager and kaizen leader, Hyodo Sensei has built a 40 year career fostering the Toyota Production System within Toyota, its supply-chain, and more recently within non-automotive companies.

Sydney – Lean Leadership Master Class – Kaizen Foundation Series
Thursday 18 – Friday 19 June 2015, 8:30 – 16:00
Registration fee: $1,200 excl. GST
Training location: Holiday Inn Parramatta, Anderson Room, 18-40 Anderson St, Parramatta, NSW
Note: Thursday afternoon site activity will include a site visit and analysis hosted at Foxteq Australia, a subsidiary of Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn. Due to limited parking, participants will be asked to carpool from the Parramatta training venue to Foxteq Australia’s production facility at 40 Brodie Street, Rydalmere.

To register to attend, please complete the registration form at the bottom of this page, or contact Shinka Management.

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Hyodo Sensei

The master class will be led by Hyodo Sensei, a long-time TPS leader and former factory manager at the Toyota factory in Japan responsible for the manufacture of the HiAce vehicle. Now retired as a factory manager, Hyodo Sensei heads the kaizen training arm of that Toyota factory providing lean training courses for companies in Toyota’s supply chain, and hosts the training component of the annual Australian Industry Group Lean Japan Tour.

Career highlights include:

- Factory Manager Toyota Parts Factory
- Factory Manager at Toyota Assembly Plant
- 13-year member and leader of All-Toyota Kaizen Promotion Team
- 27 years leading TPS Development within the No.1 ranked Toyota factory for quality
- Consulted globally with a wide range of non-automotive companies

Lean Training Toyota Sensei

Who is this for?

The Lean Leadership Master Class is designed for senior managers and lean leaders interested in fostering a culture of continuous improvement within their organisation. You will learn first-hand about how process improvement is achieved within Japan’s leading companies, and more importantly, how to implement these practices within your operations. The course content is structured to provide not only an excellent introduction to the Toyota Production System for those commencing their lean journey, but also to add depth to the understanding of veteran practitioners.

Particularly relevant sectors include manufacturing, food and beverage, mining, wholesale & retail trade, and transport.

Topics Covered

This two-day master class will focus on the application of lean principles and the Toyota Production System (TPS) to sectors outside of automotive. The course will go beyond theory to discuss how lean thinking can be implemented and sustained within a company.

Day One
- TPS principles
- Developing human assets
- Role of top management
- Local factory tour and analysis

Day Two
- Factory visit review
- 5S and visual management
- Standardized work creation
- Continuous improvement culture

The course will also include an overview of the operations at the Toyota HiAce factory in Japan, as well as an afternoon tour and mini diagnosis at a local factory.

Register for the Lean Leadership Master Class

As the Lean Leadership Master Class includes an analysis component conducted at a local company, PPE requirements may apply. Shinka Management reserves the right to refuse registrations from companies presenting a conflict of interest with the host company.