Lean Japan Tour – July 2019 – Shinka Management Kaizen Tour
July 2019 Lean Japan Tour will visit Tokyo and Nagoya
The tour will be held on Sunday 7th July through Saturday 13th July, and will include lean seminars, practical kaizen training and visits to factories for meetings with senior management.
For further details of the tour and to read about past visits see our Japan study tour page.
Contact us to express your interest in participating or download the registration form to sign up now.
The July 2019 tour is targeted at English-speaking professionals from across the globe.
Example Itinerary (subject to change)
Sunday: Arrive Tokyo
- Tokyo sightseeing / free time
- Orientation & Japanese business etiquette seminar
Monday: Nagoya – Site Visits & Training
- Lean leadership in Japan
- Toyota factory tour – Toyota Body Seiko plant visit
Tuesday: Nagoya – Site Visits & Training
- TPS and standard work analysis seminar
- Suzaki Industries plant tour (Toyota supplier)
Wednesday: Nagoya – Practical Training
- Practical kaizen training
- Hands-on kaizen simulation
- Sightseeing to local castle
Thursday: Nagoya – Site Visits
- Metal One Isuzu plant tour (steel coil processing)
- Mitsubishi Motors plant tour (final assembly plant)
Friday: Tokyo – Site Visit & Debriefing
- Taikoh Transportation site tour (Toyota logistics)
- Debrief session
Saturday: Tokyo – Recovery and Sightseeing
- Tokyo sightseeing
Learn more about our kaizen tours
The Lean Japan Tour is Shinka Management’s flagship lean professional development program. For further detail about our kaizen tours, see the Lean Japan Tour page, or read more about past participants’ Lean Mission Testimonials.
What our tour participants have said…
The tour was a great experience on both a personal and a professional level. There was much learning and the culture we encountered was inspiring. I want to thank the Shinka Management team for their efforts in organising such a great and professionally detailed program. It was a pleasure meeting you all.
I am now back in the office in rainy Seattle and wanted to say a huge thank you, once again for making the lean tour such an enjoyable learning experience. There are so many valuable learnings and enriching experiences that I am looking forward to sharing with my team and colleagues here in the coming days. I…
Amazing Tour. Great experience to see and share with Japanese managers. I learned a lot about their culture, their way to think, to work and to improve by themselves. Great moments during training and after work. Thanks a lot. We will return back home with a new eye and mindset.
One of the best weeks of my life. It has changed the way I see my production facility forever!
I attended the Shinka Management / Ai Group / JMAC Lean Japan Study Tour in 2010 – outstanding, highly recommended. (I don’t have this much fun when I go on holiday.) To see the cultural home of Lean Manufacturing is an experience you will never forget. Ride on a bullet train, walk the factory floor…
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