Lean Study Mission to Japan


When: Sun, October 25, 9am – Sat, October 31, 5pm, 2015
Where: Tokyo & Nagoya, Japan
Fee: MYR 16,500
Info: Brochure | Venue | Streetview

Japan built its economic power through manufacturing over the past several decades, earning a reputation around the world as the Lean Specialist. Even though many Lean best practices can be found throughout the world, truly serious Lean practitioners still find that Japan is the only place that showcases Lean imple-mentation as it is a culture. People who went to Japan are fascinated and surprised by the fact that even places like restaurants and gas stations utilize Lean principles in creative ways. It’s difficult to truly appreciate the impact of Lean thinking until you have seen and experienced Japan hands-on  See it to believe it! Topics include:

W Kanban
W Kaizen
W 5S
W Poka-Yoke
W Takt Time
W Level Load
W Visual Factory
W TPM
W StandardizedWork
W QuickChangeOver
W SinglePieceFlow
W Pull

Organized by the Malaysian Productivity Corporation MPC. [The fee for this program gives an idea of the monetary value of the fellowships listed in the previous post. Image: SafariBooks]