Characteristics and Objectives


  • Training by experts with a Toyota Motors background
  • Seminars and Kaizen training
  • Case examples
  • Gemba walks
  • Networking with fellow participants
  • Daily group discussions and reflection


  • Study the background and structure of the Toyota Production System
  • Tour the world’s highest-level factory
  • Analyze systems and processes in unique operating settings
  • Experience Japanese culture firsthand
  • Build relationships with fellow EDM participants

And more…

  • 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