Lean Japan Tour – May 2023 – Shinka Management Kaizen Study Mission
The May 2023 Lean Japan Tour will be held on Sunday 21nd through to Saturday 27th May. The kaizen study mission will include lean seminars, practical kaizen training and visits to factories for meetings with senior management.
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Example Itinerary (subject to change)
Sunday: Arrive Nagoya
- Nagoya sightseeing / free time
- Orientation & Japanese business etiquette seminar
Monday: Nagoya – Site Visits & Training
- Lean implementation in Japan seminar
- Metal One Isuzu plant visit
Tuesday: Nagoya – Site Visits & Training
- Toyota Production System seminar
- Toyota Body Seiko visit
Wednesday: Nagoya – Practical Training
- Lean leadership seminar
- Toyota final assembly plant tour
- Sightseeing to local castle
Thursday: Nagoya – Site Visits
- Hands-on kanban simulation and kaizen activity
- Suzaki Industries factory tour (Toyota supplier)
Friday: Nagoya – Site Visit & Debriefing
- Site visit or Toyota Commemorative Museum
- Final seminar and tour debrief session
Saturday: Nagoya – Recovery and Sightseeing
- Free morning in Nagoya for sightseeing
- Departure from Nagoya
What our lean study mission participants have said…
A great tour. Having spent over 20 years in manufacturing I now understand the true meaning of Kaizen.
If I had to describe the Lean Japan Tour, I would describe it as a great “experience”. Experience in every sense, from knowing a new culture, landscapes, food, people; until knowing a successful and proven work philosophy with results that are maintained over time and where we were able to exercise what we had learned,…
I would highly recommend the tour to anyone who is in the business of improving people. The ideas stimulated through this tour have helped me reform our entire vision of what improvement means for our business.
One of the best weeks of my life. It has changed the way I see my production facility forever!
The whole tour was very professionally undertaken and led. Paul and Ben have to be congratulated for putting together a very informative and very enjoyable experience. The itinerary was excellent and to see from the raw material all the way through the supply chain through to the finished product was superb. I loved the thought…
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