Why attend – Oct 2017 Tour

The Oct 2017 Executive Development Mission aims to bring leaders to the next level of lean thinking by showing the role of culture awareness. Guests will understand the pure principles of Kaizen directly from Gemba observations at Toyota and other Japanese organizations.

The Toyota Production System is considered to be the final production control method, which has led Toyota Motors to be the most competitive motor company in the world. Every company in the world today is interested in whether to implement the Toyota Production System to their system. We organized the Executive Development Mission, to see the current status of its place of birth, at Toyota Motors.

We offer seminars, on-site Kaizen training, and what’s more, a factory tour at the world-leading facility for structure and management of the Toyota Production System.

See how Toyota produces high quality automobiles. Multiple vehicle models are manufactured on a single production line to promptly respond to customer needs. With a guided tour, visitors can see how body parts are welded onto a vehicle body and parts are assembled to form a complete vehicle.

As many as 4000 exhibition pieces – dynamic displays of original equipment, actual demonstrations by operators, instructive videos, and more. The exhibitions provide an easy-to-understand introduction to the concept of making things. Experience making things first hand and discover the wonders of spirit of the being studious and creative.

Toyota Kaikan

Panorama 360° view


Entrance Show

A show is held at the main entrance featuring a trumpet-playing robot.


GAZOO Racing and other motorsports activities are on display. Various ways to enjoy motorsports are introduced here.

Virtual Factory

You can virtually visit four major car production processes-stamping, welding, painting, and assembly.Huge screen takes you inside a car when it gets welded and went through a painting pool, etc.

i-unit: single-seat concept

On exhibit here is a single-seat vehicle that can take its driver into motorways, pedestrian areas or an office without the driver ever leaving the vehicle.

Traffic Safety

Exhibition here includes the actual result of a collision test. Safety features to help drivers to avoid collisions such as the Vehicle Stability Control and Pre-crash Safety are also presented.

Safety drive simulation

You can virtually drive to feel how the safety devices support the driver. You will also see how reflectors help those who wear them stand out in the dark.


Introduced here are Toyota’s initiatives toward the ultimate eco-cars with the display of the Prius plug-in hybrid.


  • Training by Consultants with a Toyota Motors Background
  • Seminars and Kaizen Training
  • Case Examples
  • Gemba Walks
  • Small guided groups of approximately 20 participants to lead to substantial output
  • Daily group discussions and reflection


  • To Study the Background and Structure of Toyota Production System
  • To Analyze and Solve any Problems Participant’s May have Together
  • To Have a Tour of The World’s Highest Level Factory
  • To Learn About Japanese Culture and the Background of the Toyota Production System
  • To Allow for Communication Between Fellow Seminar Members

And more…

  • Spend a day at the Dojo immersed in lean simulations and open discussions with former Toyota executives.
  • Visit the origins of lean and understand the core concepts that can only be seen at the Toyota Kaikan and Toyota Tech Museum
  • Be guided by experienced Toyota trained professionals during your weeklong mission
  • Choose to extend your study trip with a cultural tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nara


There are some minimum requirements to get maximum performance on your mission.

  • Leadership role
  • Fluent English

Information on the Toyota book and the TPS article will be provided immediately upon your registration has been confirmed.