Archive for Japan – Page 7

Japan Study Mission Summary

On this week’s show, Paul Akers shares the highlights from his Japanese Study Missions. This year’s “one thing” is the “Joy of Kaizen”.

Ritsuo Shingo – Total Participation

Paul Akers shares one of the best things he learned from Ritsuo Shingo.

With over 40 years’ experience in lean manufacturing, Ritsuo Shingo started working for Toyota in 1970 and later became the president of Toyota China and Hino Motors. Mr. Shingo currently heads the Institute of Management Improvement, a company started by his father, Dr. Shigeo Shingo, who was instrumental in the creative of the Toyota Production System. Mr. Ritsuo Shingo consults with high-level corporate executives worldwide on the subject of Lean leadership and has extended the commitment to Lean into the next generation of world-class Organizations.

DoJo Toyota Training Center

Working at the DoJo Toyota training center on the radiator assembling line.