Date(s) – 22/02/2016 – 23/02/2016
8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Shinka Management


Lean Leadership Master Class in Adelaide

Dates: Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Monday Location: RM Williams, 121 Frost Road, Salisbury

Tuesday Location: Shinka Management, Level 1, 45 Greenhill Rd, Wayville

South Australian 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.

Hyoudou Sensei lean training

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

Who is this for?

This master class is designed for Managing Directors and Operations/Production/Continuous Improvement/Quality 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, defence, wholesale & retail trade, and transport.

Topics Covered

This two-day masterclass 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 RM Williams.



Please complete the registration form below on the bottom of the Kaizen Foundation Series page. One of our team will follow up with a confirmation and an invoice for registration. For questions or initial registrations of interest, please contact us.