Date(s) – 23/02/2015 – 24/02/2015
8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Australian Industry Group – QLD


Lean Training Master Class in Brisbane

For further information on lean training courses in Australia, and to see the video of the visits by Hyodo Sensei to Adelaide and Perth in 2014, please see: Lean Training

Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th February 2015
Location: Australian Industry Group, 202 Boundary Street, Spring Hill, QLD
Note: Monday afternoon site activity will be held at a separate location.

South East Queensland 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.

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?

This master class is designed for senior managers 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.

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
- Factory visit and diagnosis

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 facility.


Registration of Interest

This lean training course will be hosted by Shinka Management, and is an Enterprise Learning Forum fully funded by the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme.

The course is limited to 30 participants, and a maximum of two participants may attend from each company. Open to companies eligible for Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme support.

Please fill out the Registration of Interest form below. Please note, places are limited. As the course is currently over-subscribed, any further registrations of interest received will be added to a waiting list and places will be confirmed based on availability.