Supporting European and South American manufacturers, Juan is a lean consultant based in Italy, with over a decade of experience in DENSO, a first-tier supplier to Toyota.
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.
Ben is a lean management consultant with Japanese proficiency and thirteen years experience in the transfer of Japanese lean management know-how to a broad range of industry sectors.
Paul specialises in lean management, process analysis and optimisation, and continuous improvement practices. Paul received his training in lean management directly from Japanese industry, and shares this knowledge through lean management consulting and training for Shinka Management’s global client base, and lean manufacturing study tours run in Japan.
Japanese manufacturers have been systemically synchronising the value stream processes for decades to target cost reductions, improve quality and reduce lead times to customers. The team at Shinka Management has had a long and close relationship with the best of Japanese manufacturing. Our strong relationships enables us to see and work with high calibre organisations that use forms of value stream mapping to gain a complete understanding of their operations.
We all know team leaders play an important role within a manufacturing shop floor in shaping the team’s effectiveness. However, specific roles and responsibilities given to a team leader are often different from company to company. So, how does Toyota approach this? What is the role of a team leader within a Toyota final assembly plant? These very questions are answered by Toyota lean management guru Hyodo-sensei.
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The Virginia Mason Medical Center is based in Seattle, Washington. Since the Virginia Mason leadership’s first visit to Japan in 2002 to seek insights from Japanese manufacturing, the hospital has evolved into a leader in the application of lean principles to health care. Dr Kaplan and Dr Otero, the two key figures behind the Virginia Mason’s successful lean transformation, provide insights that holds lessons for any of us seeking to lead effective transformation and culture change within our own organizations.