Lean Leadership Master Class | Onsite Lean Training | Adelaide
South Australian companies have the opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading lean manufacturing practitioners and trainers. Join Shinka Management and our very own veteran TPS expert and kaizen leader, Akinori Hyodo who has built a 40 year career as a kaizen sensei fostering the Toyota Production System within Toyota, its supply-chain, and more recently within non-automotive companies.
Date: 29 Nov 2021 - 30 Nov 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm | Timezone: Australia/Adelaide
Training Location: Axiom Precision Manufacturing
13-19 Johansson Road, Wingfield, SA 5013
Capacity: Maximum 9 participants
Pricing: AUD 1,295 (excluding GST)
The master class will be led by Shinka Management Director Ben Sparrow and senior consultant John Thomas with a former Toyota factory manager and kaizen leader, Hyodo Sensei joining us live from Japan.
Our generous host for this 2-day on-site Lean Leadership Master Class is Mr Jim Grose, Managing Director of Axiom Precision Manufacturing. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided to the participants on both days. This master class will also include a brief business presentation and operations tour of the Axiom facility.
Who is this for?
This master class is designed for Managing Directors and Operations/Production/Continuous Improvement/Quality Managers interested in fostering a culture of continuous improvement within their organisation. You will learn first-hand about how process improvement is achieved within Japan’s leading companies, and more importantly, how to implement these practices within your operations.
Particularly relevant sectors include manufacturing, food and beverage, defence, wholesale & retail trade, and transport.
This two-day master class will focus on the application of lean principles and the Toyota Production System (TPS) to sectors outside of automotive. The course will go beyond theory to discuss how lean thinking can be implemented and sustained within a company.
- TPS principles
- Developing human assets
- Role of top management
- Factory visit and diagnosis
- Factory visit review
- 5S and visual management
- Standardized work creation
- Continuous improvement culture
The course will also include an overview of the operations at the Toyota HiAce factory in Japan, as well as a site tour at Axiom Precision Manufacturing.
Akinori Hyodo is a long-time leader in Toyota Production System training and former factory manager at the Toyota factory in Japan responsible for the manufacture of the HiAce vehicle. Now retired as a factory manager, Hyodo Sensei heads the Toyota Dojo (kaizen training arm) of that Toyota factory providing lean training courses for companies in Toyota’s supply chain and Toyota factory tours, and hosts the training component of the Shinka Management Lean Japan Tour.
Career highlights include:
- Factory Manager Toyota Parts Factory
- Factory Manager at Toyota Assembly Plant
- 13 year member of All-Toyota Kaizen Promotion Team
- 27 years leading TPS at No.1 quality ranked Toyota factory
- Consulting globally serving a wide range of industries
Axiom Precision Manufacturing
Established in 1979, Axiom Precision Manufacturing specialises in advanced manufacturing for a vast variety of purposes and applications. This family owned South Australian company serves national and international markets in several diverse industries; namely defence, aerospace, medical devices, aftermarket automotive, electronic hardware,mining and rail.
Two purpose-built manufacturing facilities in Adelaide, South Australia, deliver precision machined components, tooling and injection moulded components. The high quality assembly department and precision inspection services allow Axiom Precision Manufacturing to provide assemblies and sub-assemblies to the exacting standards required by customers.
What our lean training participants have said…
The Shinka Team enables an excellent learning environment for lean practitioners at all levels. They possess excellent communication skills and facilitate learning events incorporating theory, discussion and practical exercises. I would recommend to anyone interested in improving their business.
The 2-day program provided our leadership team with a great opportunity to focus on our business and to reflect on opportunities for improvement.
I thought the training was fantastic. It was well presented and organised, and the material was very relevant and can be applied to our organisation. Shinka Management created a comfortable environment where we could ask questions and participate in group discussions.
In our experience it is hard to find good quality training. We have been very impressed with the content and presentation of the Lean courses run by Shinka. We felt we got really good value, and came away feeling inspired and that we had the skills to improve our business.
The training was intense but had great value because the subjects have been explained in such a clear manner opposite to some European experts who know how to turn lean into some NASA scientific miracle from another planet.
Please register to attend via the registration form. One of our team will follow up to confirm details and to provide an invoice.
Inquiries to John Thomas, Senior Consultant, Shinka Management at john.thomas<at>shinkamanagement.com