Hiroya is an experienced Toyota Production System consultant and kaizen sensei with a career spanning four decades with Toyota Japan. Hiroya has a wealth of experience in TPS and its application to quality management, kaizen, operation improvement, lead-time reduction and inventory reduction.
Kazumasa is a veteran Toyota Production System leader and hands-on lean practitioner with a solid career history at Toyota Japan. Kazumasa is a well-respected Toyota Production System consultant and kaizen expert with a 40-year working history with Toyota’s Gifu Auto Body plant in Japan.
Akinori is a leading Toyota Production System consultant and lean sensei with a 40-year career with Toyota Japan. Akinori is a veteran TPS and lean management consultant well-versed in process improvement, kaizen implementation and human resource development.
Lean management and Toyota Production System principles offer excellent and practical process management ideas and tools for anyone who wishes to improve their productivity and operational efficiency. This article presents an inspiring story of a young professional photographer’s lean business transformation and how he has refined his operations through the application of TPS methods to achieve considerable benefits.