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TPS STUDY MISSION TO JAPAN

Exploring the Latest Knowledge in the Toyota Production System (TPS) with Toyota Engineering Corporation

Visit Iternarary

  • Arrive in Japan & Travel to the Hotel at Nagoya | Check in Time – 3.00 pm
  • 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm : Orientation to Japanese Culture. Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony & Dinner

9.00 am – 5.00 pm : Toyota Cost Management | Full-Day Workshop by Mr. Toshio Horikiri
6.30 pm Onwards: Japanese Dinner & Networking

  • 9.00 am - 5.00 pm : Hands-on Experience in Obeya Activity  | Full-Day Workshop by Mr. Matsudaira
  • 6.30 pm Onwards: Japanese Dinner & Networking
  • 8.00 am - 12.00 pm : Factory Visit 1 - AVEX (Brake, Transmission & Engine Parts Supplier to Toyota)
  • 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm : Factory Visit 2 - MIFUNE  (Press Automation Solution Provider to Toyota)
  • 6.30 Onwards : Japanese Dinner & Networking
  • 8.00 am - 12.00 pm : Factory Visit 3 - Somic Ishikawa Inc (Suspension Ball Joint Supplier)
  • 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm :  Going to Tokyo for Toyota Assembly Plant Visit Preparation
  • 8.00 am - 12.00 pm : Factory tour to Toyota Assembly Plant
  • 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm :  Reflection & Certification Awarding Ceromony
  • 9.00 am Onwards: Hansei Reflection Break (Participants to use the day for reflection and site seeing in Japan)

Visit Highlights

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Toyota Cost Management Workshop

Two hands-on classroom workshops on Toyota Cost Management and Obeya Concepts are conducted by senior TPS senseis from Toyota Engineering Corporation.
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Factory Tour to Toyota Assembly Plant

Witness how Toyota uses TPS concepts like Jidoka and Just-In-Time (JIT) in their daily operations. These principles are practically applied in the assembly environment to ensure efficiency, quality, and reduced waste.
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Factory Tour to Mifune Inc.

A benchmark-level Toyota supplier manufacturing facility with the outstanding application of TPS in many areas such as SMED, Kanbans, Supermarkets, Hijunka, & Process Standardization.
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Factory Tour to Avex

An Impressive fully automated manufacturing facility with digital lean concepts in practice. It is a fantastic experience to walk through the process and understand the details and TPS practices at Gemba. 
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Factory Tour to Somic Inc.

Being a top tire 1 supplier to Toyota, Somic is a great place to visit and observe TPS adaptability and practices in the Toyota Supply chain.
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Explore Toyota Museam

The Toyota Museum visit showcases TPS principles through historical exhibits and interactive displays, highlighting their impact on manufacturing.
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Expert Dinner Dialogues

Engage in insightful conversations with TPS experts over dinner, discussing real-world applications and advanced concepts in a relaxed setting.
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Japanese Cultural Experience

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with activities such as a traditional tea ceremony, providing a deep understanding of its customs and aesthetics.
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Expand Your Network

Expand your network by connecting with TPS practitioners worldwide. Create lasting relationships with like-minded professionals.

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TPS Practitioners Get 20% Off for Japan Study Tour!

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Create a memorable lasting experience, witness how TPS works in the real world, learn from the source, clarify your doubts, and make friends around the world.

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The above cost does NOT include airfare and visa-related expenses

All related costs, including workshops, factory tours, airport pickup, airport drop-off, hotel accommodation, meals, and factory transportation charges, are included in the above price.

Special discount for TPS Grade IV , TMS Grade IV and TPS Grade III Certificate Holders

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Meet Your Senseis

Toshio Horikiri – Chairman of Toyota Engineering Corporation

Toshio Horikiri has had a distinguished career with Toyota. Since 2017, he has been the Chairman of Toyota Engineering Corporation and TMS TPS Certification Institute Japan. 

Since 2008, he has also served as CEO of Toyota Management Institute in Nagoya, providing training on the Toyota Management System, and as Chief Director of TMS & TPS Certificate Institution. 

His past roles include Chief Engineer for Overseas Production Support and China Project Division, General Manager at Kuozui Motors in Taiwan, and Assistant Manager in the Body Engineering Department, starting his career in 1966.

 Yasuhito Matsudaira

Senior Consultant at TMS & TPS Certificate Institute of Toyota Engineering Corp.

Worked in Toyota Motor Corp since 1979

After joining Toyota Motor Corp in 1979, Mr Matsudaira worked in the production technology and manufacturing division, starting as a technical expert in mechanical parts welding and integrated manufacturing processes in Japan.

Then he held positions as assistant director/ general manager in production preparation and technology development for resin parts, chassis parts, electronic parts, and final assembly lines.

He also served as a project leader in launching new vehicle plants in the United States and Canada. More recently, he worked as a representative vice president for Primearth EV Energy Co., a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic that produces secondary batteries for vehicles.

In 2017, Mr Matsudaira became a senior consultant at Toyota Engineering Corp and Toyota Management Institute. Now he is using his expertise in TPS and TMS to serve many industries beyond the automotive sector.

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