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    Executive Development Mission

    Executive Development Mission

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    The EDM 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 Genba observations at Toyota and other Japanese organizations.

    Join us for the 17th edition of the Japan EDM: May 19-24 2024

    Have an immersive experience in the birthplace of Lean. With Special Advisor, Hiro Yoshiki.



    • 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

    Typical Schedule

    Day Time Program
    Saturday Arrive in Nagoya International Airport
    Check-in Hotel
    Sunday Optional Cultural Visits
    Orientation at 4:00PM and Group Dinner
    Monday AM/PM TPS Workshop
    Training by veteran Toyota trainers
    Monday Group Dinner
    Tuesday AM Company Visit
    Tuesday PM Company Visit
    Wednesday AM Seminar by Lean Thought Leader
    Wednesday PM Company Visit
    Thursday AM Company Visit
    Thursday PM Company Visit
    Move to Osaka or Tokyo by bullet train
    Dinner on train
    Friday AM Company Visit
    Friday PM Seminar, Wrap up
    Saturday Check-out hotel
    Departure from Airport

    <*> The schedule is subject to change in events such as natural disasters, company shut down or by hosting site request. Although these types of changes rarely happen, in case they do, Honsha will handle necessary arrangements and keep you informed.

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