Lean Japan Tour – November 2024 – Shinka Management Möbius Kaizen Study Mission
Companies based in Belgium, France, Germany and Netherlands have the opportunity to join this special edition of the Shinka Management Lean Japan Tour run in partnership with European consultancy Möbius. The program will be held from Sunday 17th through to Saturday 23rd November 2024 and will include lean seminars, practical kaizen training and visits to factories for meetings with senior management.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
For further details of the tour and to read about past visits see our Lean Japan Tour page.
Download the registration form to find out more about the program.
The November 2024 lean study tour is targeted at English-speaking professionals from Belgium, France, Germany and Netherlands. The program is run by Shinka Management in partnership with European thought leaders Möbius.
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 Boshoku Seiko
Tuesday: Nagoya – Site Visits & Training
- Lean implementation in Japan
- Toyota final assembly plant tour
- Standard work seminar
Wednesday: Nagoya – Training & Site Visit
- Suzaki Industries factory tour (Toyota Supplier)
- Metal One Isuzu factory tour
- Sightseeing to local castle
Thursday: Nagoya – Practical Training
- Hands-on kanban simulation
- Standard work and kaizen practical
- Karakuri Kaizen Examples
Friday: Nagoya – Site Visit & Debriefing
- Site visit or Toyota Commemorative Museum
- Final seminar and tour debrief session
- Return to Tokyo
Saturday: Tokyo – Recovery and Sightseeing
- Free morning in Tokyo for sightseeing
What our lean study mission participants have said…
Dear Paul, Ben and Eri, We would just like to take a moment to thank you for such a wonderful tour. You exceeded all our expectations for a week long journey – from your very professional approach and even more personal service. The week was extremely insightful, and we could not stop talking about what…
I must say thank you to the whole Shinka team – very grateful to meet you. The senseis and the Shinka team always cared about integrating us, teaching us and making us feel comfortable. The planning for the tour was brilliant. All my expectations were met. I saw TPS totally implemented, and it was amazing…
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the November 2013 tour. I learned so much about Japanese culture and TPS. Despite coming from the IT industry, I was able to gain valuable insights on the philosophy and principles of Lean that I can apply in my industry. Ben and Paul are top-notch guides. Their wealth of…
To do a lean learning tour with Shinka is definitely highly recommended. As lean is a personal journey for everyone who is involved in this topic, it doesn’t matter at which point of your journey you are in. At each level of personal experience there is a lot that you can take home with you.…
This service has added huge value to the Saudi Arabian Government-sponsored Tomoh Industrial SMEs. Thank you Shinka for the effort made to deliver this service in a very professional way.
Möbius is a European consulting firm driven to have a positive impact on society and committed to achieving results for its clients. As a thought leader in various sectors and services the company raises the bar by developing, promoting and supporting breakthrough innovations.
Möbius is making the Shinka Management Lean Japan Tour program available to its client base through partnering on a November 2024 program. Current and propective clients of Möbius and Shinka Management based in Europe are welcome to register their interest for this program.
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