Oct ’17 Live Reporting

Learn Lean in Japan

The May 2018 Executive Development Mission (EDM) aims to bring leaders to the next level of Lean thinking by demonstrating the power of cultural immersion. Guests will understand the pure principles of Kaizen directly from Gemba observations at Toyota and other Japanese organizations.

Why attend

● Have an insider view of a Japanese Toyota plant, the birthplace of Lean
● Spend a day at the Dojo immersed in Lean simulations and open discussions with former Toyota executives
● Be guided by experienced Toyota-trained professionals during your week-long mission

● Visit the origins of Lean and understand the core concepts at the Toyota Kaikan and Toyota Tech Museum
● Choose to extend your mission with a cultural tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, or Nara


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  • “[…]For us this was a very inspiring travel that we already had on our wish list for a long time. Specially we would like to thank the Honsha team and of course Miyuky. We hope that you have a safe trip home or that you will enjoy your further stay in Japan.”

    René and Wiebe

  • “I had the privilege to attend the Honsha EDM in Japan in October 2015. Also attending were seventeen colleagues from different industries scattered around the world. We all had different experiences with Lean development and implementation.”

    Skip Himes

  • “[…]To me, this experience has forced me to think and ask me a lot about my future, about everything that I still like to be able to perform professionally, and above of all, it makes me think about what I can do to be happier and fulfilled with myself.”

    Ana Ferreira

  • “[…]I also find myself thinking about many of things we observed and am amazed at how I am still processing many of those observations. I have a ton of ideas on how to move this forward in my operation.”

    David Peterson


For those needing to pay in installments the following schedule applies:

  1. Confirmation fee (Due registration – 50%) – $4450
  2. Final installment (100%) – $4450

Cancellation policy: 100% refund for cancellations done 90 days prior to event. Cancellations done up to 45 days to the event will be refunded 50% and within less than 45 days of the event will be refunded 30% of the total amount.

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