Global lean consulting firm Shinka Management organizes lean study tours to Japan to support companies in learning lean manufacturing and kaizen culture from its source.
Kaizen and lean practices offer an opportunity to help organizations improve their productivity and competitiveness, and shield themselves from the impact of moves by the Chilean Government to reduce hours in the working week.
Lean leader Akinori Hyodo delivered a commemorative seminar to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the founding of the Business Efficiency Association in Latvia on 7th April 2021, on the topic of how the lean leader motivates employees to sustain the lean journey.
Based in Tokyo for most of his career, Ian has a unique inside understanding of the application of the Japanese approach to hospitality, known as omotenashi, and how this can benefit companies and elevate their customer service capabilities to the next level.
Cecilia applies kaizen and Japanese design philosophies to declutter and improve the home, workplace, shared spaces and daily life. Cecilia’s workshops and consulting bring freshness and enthusiasm to the world of lean management, as she translates concepts from the Toyota Production System into highly do-able, memorable ways to improve daily life.
Mack Wilson is a highly experience intercultural communicator, business operator and facilitator, with extensive expertise in Australia-Japan business relations.
Why do some companies succeed with lean? Why do others fail? We explore these questions whilst considering the role that the lean consultant has in guiding companies on their lean journey.
Daryl is a hands-on lean practitioner who has 20 years of solid experience applying lean principles across all operational elements of an organisation. Daryl has been directly responsible for the development of a lean culture and understands the relationships between all the elements of a value stream.
Kubota Corporation is a manufacturer of tractors and heavy equipment. Kubota deployed work measurement software OTRS10 to increase the speed of their process analysis and kaizen improvement activities. Through video-based analysis using work measurement software, Kubota was also able to effectively transfer skills and know-how from retiring veteran workers.
Japanese global logistics services company Nippon Express has a Global Logistics Solution Department that consults on issues relating to operational productivity improvement. The department implemented time and motion study software OTRS10 to increase productivity relating to picking operations within distribution warehouses.