Shinka Management Lean Japan Tour visit to Ashikaga 5S Town covered in local Shimotsuke Newspaper | 8 July 2023
Shinka Management in the Press
A Chilean expert in lean management discusses the key to more efficient and customer-focused retail operations.
Generating an awareness of “zero errors” is one of the main tasks that the lean method seeks to integrate into health care facilities.
OTRS10, developed in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan, offers an efficient and accurate approach to time and motion studies.
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.
Tamworth manufacturers learn about Japanese lean manufacturing from Shinka Management in the first Tamworth Common Interest Group meeting. The region stands to become a manufacturing powerhouse using globally competitive techniques from Japan.
When Akinori Hyodo started work at a Toyota factory in Japan more than 40 years ago, he could never have imagined Australian business people would one day be hanging off his every word. But earlier this year, a group of Queensland executives crowded into an Australian Industry Group meeting room to hear Hyodo give a lecture on the Toyota Production System, a half-century old method of boosting efficiency, also known as lean manufacturing.
Shinka Management held the first of their Australian Lean Leadership Master Classes at CCI in February this year, which brought the experience and teachings of Lean Sensei Akinori Hyodo to Western Australia. Akinori Hyodo, or Hyodo Sensei, is the former factory manager of the Toyota HiAce factory, consistently ranked first for quality out of all Toyota factories.
Toyota Australia is on the way out but the Toyota manufacturing and managerial ethos could well be on the way in. The Toyota Production System – also known as lean manufacturing, lean production, just-in-time production and the Toyota Way – is as famous as it gets in the world of manufacturing and managerial theory and there’s still demand among local companies to know how it works.