I’m back from Japan where I visited one of Toyota’s final assembly line and several Toyota suppliers. After my China industrial tour in 2018, I was really impressed by the lean manufacturing study tour organized by Shinka Management. The tour was an opportunity to better understand the history behind the Toyota Production System and to see it in practice in current benchmark Japanese factories.
It was a great learning experience for me to immerse myself in the Japanese culture and to have this opportunity to analyse its close links with lean manufacturing methods. I can’t wait to share my new found knowledge and experience with my colleagues and to use it in practice in our Swiss production!