As a participant of the Shingo Study Tour to Japan, you will see and experience first-hand what is at the heart of the lean business model through a series of plant tours, workshops and peer networking.The tour begins with an overview of the Shingo Model™ and a cultural background session so you can understand the context within which the companies you visit operate as well as how best to conduct yourself in your new surroundings.We then give you an inside look at world-class companies and allow you to meet the leaders that have catalyzed lean transformations of their own. Our tour hosts will keep you engaged and challenged as you debrief after each visit and define key takeaways that you can apply to your organization’s efforts. You will see the tools and systems of operational excellence in action – you will visit companies that demonstrate excellence in the fundamentals such as 5S, visual management, problem solving, standardized work, quality at the source, safety, continuous flow, intelligent automation and much more.Always invited to join us are guest hosts, often Shingo Research Award recipients, that will be available to engage in intellectually stimulating dialogues throughout the week and conduct a seminar on their work as experts in the field of continuous improvement.All plant tour participants are subject to prior approval by the tour host who reserves the right to deny approval to any participant. All participants' contact information will be provided to tour hosts. No laptops, cameras, or bags are allowed, including cell phones or personal devices with camera capabilities. No open-toed/open-heeled shoes or high heels are permitted. Non-English speaking groups should provide their own translator. All participants must have a form of government-issued identification, such as a passport. In some cases, you may be required to sign a non-disclosure form before entering or touring the facility. Participants may be asked to provide proof of citizenship. No last-minute substitutions allowed. The Shingo Institute cannot be responsible for events that happen beyond its control, this includes, but is not limited to, delays, cancellations, denied entry, weather, etc.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMTokyo Time
Nagoya MarriottJR Central Towers1 Chome-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura WardAichi PrefectureNagoya 450-6002Japan+81 52-584-1111
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