Kaizen Institute's KAIZEN® Tour is an integral part of the continuous improvement journey for any organization committed to excellence- and sustaining it.
Join participants from around the world on a remarkable KAIZEN® Tour, visiting world class companies in Japan. A KAIZEN® Tour always offers something new and remarkable, whether it is your first Tour experience or your hundred and first, for the experts and the novices alike. Our Tour Team will guarantee an unmatched learning experience, based on our expertise of offering such Tours, since our very first public Tour in 1981, the oldest, continuously running KAIZEN® and Lean Tour.
Our KAIZEN® Tour partners are often honored with awards in each of their respective sectors or management practices. The Tour group will be visiting best in class companies and seeing best practices throughout. KI's Tours offer a unique "behind the scenes" view into the operational, management and people development aspects of the local organizations, which often includes specific access into the production and/or service segments of our Tour partners’ facilities, while focusing on the practical understanding of the power of KAIZEN®. Some Tours can also include hands on, practical training sessions.
Typical themes of KAIZEN® Tours include:
- Flow management and KAIZEN® principles, applied to discrete production and logistics;
- Total Productive Maintenance and KAIZEN® principles applied to process industries;
- Quality control, at world class levels, through total engagement by the workforce;
- Lean office examples from transactional to project-based organizations;
- Visual management of performance metrics;
- Daily improvement through natural teams;
- And much more!
Who should attend and why?
- Top Management / CEO, COO and other Corporate Executives to learn how KAIZEN® is a strategic part of any healthy organizatinon's strategy;
- HR Manager to enhance your people development program, based on the KAIZEN® philosophy and practice;
- Plant Managers to benchmark top Japanese companies;
- KAIZEN® and Lean Managers to employ holistic KAIZEN® approach, company wide;
- KAIZEN® Practitioner to improve the current operations / practice;
- Anyone who wants to learn more about KAIZEN®!
It's also possible to request a customized KAIZEN Tour in order to have an experience tailored to your needs.
Kaizen Institute Consulting Group
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