Process Improvement & Mastering Influence

The Key to Toyota's Strength

There is no royal road to success. It takes the right process to reach a great result. - Sakichi Toyoda, Founder Toyota Motor Corporation

What We Do

Worldwide Consultancy & Training
Online Programs & Webinars
Public Speaking Engagements
Japan Study Tours

Australian Training Programs starting in October 2018.
Contact us for specialised training programs:
Negotiating for Success - Fundamentals from the Harvard Program on Negotiation
Design Thinking & Toyota Fundamentals of Lean & Innovation
Toyota's Business Management Methodology

At Process Improvement Japan, we break down Japan`s infamously effective and efficient business process culture to uncover the surprisingly simple steps behind Japan`s, and specifically Toyota Motor Company`s success. We marry this with the Harvard Framework for Effective Negotiation training in order to shift culture and design a new way of working which fosters innovation and creativity whilst ensuring quality and smooth flow of operations.

Japan Study Tours 2019 - Join us!
Join us in Nagoya, Japan Consult with experts in the field at Toyota Group companies as well as other innovative industries. Visit quality award winning factories, hospitals and enterprises. Private tours available. Please enquire for details.

From The Experts:

"Improvement after improvement, that has been my guiding principle in my more than three decades of service with Toyota Motors and its affiliates." Mr. Masao Nemoto, Fmr Managing Director, Toyota Motor Corporation

"Continuous Process Improvement is the cornerstone of the Toyota Production System." Kozo Sakano, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Process Improvement Japan

Targets will be met by waste elimination (TPS`s 7 kinds). "In order to eliminate waste continually, and thus have a continuous improvement system, there must be employee engagement." Mr. Yasuhito Yamauchi, Fmr Snr. Managing Director, Toyota Motor Corporation.

"One scholar in the U.S said that Toyota`s workers are very competitive because they are always prepared to learn, solve problems and adapt." Mr. Akira Takahashi, Fmr. Chairman, Denso Corporation

"5s is the foundation of our success." Preventative Maintenance Trainer, Toyota Group Company.

Can your organization afford not to improve?

プロセス改善日本(Process Improvement Japan) のミッションは、日本の誤解を生むほどにずば抜けて効果的、効率的なビジネス・プロセスの文化を紐解き、 日本の、特にトヨタの驚くほど簡潔なステップを明らかにすることです。 専門家からの直伝の情報、実践的なツール、ワークシート、テンプレート、事例研究をもちいて、活力と利益を生みだす独創的なビジネス・スタイルの基本事項お伝えいたします。様々な困難な問題への取り組みの仕方や解決を施しながら皆様の事業を改革してまいりましょう。和の様式で、禅のこころで。

The key point is, do you and your staff accept what the current situation at your company is or are you actively identifying problems and inefficiencies and finding creative solutions? Are your company employees active or passive when it comes to the success and survival of your organization?


In many Japanese companies, specifically within The Toyota Motor Corporation and its related organizations, improvement is a way of life. Process improvement and innovative development are necessary components to their success and survival. Without it, they would not thrive. Process Improvement & Innovation is a mind set, not merely a method. Process Improvement is a company-wide, total participation commitment to actively seeking leaner and better ways of doing business with total quality control. The continuous improvement process, kaizen, the 5s process and employee engagement are the reasons why Japan thrives in the face of intensive competition and resource scarcity.

数多くの日本企業、特にトヨタやその関連企業ではプロセス改善は組織仕入れ先ネットワークでは当たり前のこととなっています。企業の成功や生き残りには不可欠な構成要素なのです。それなしでは繁繁栄はありません。プロセス改善は単に手法ではありません。姿勢の問題であります。 プロセス改善は全社的な、全員参加の関わりであり、積極的にリーンな事業展開方法を求め、高品質を高めて行くものです。絶えざる改善、全員参加が、厳しい競争と資源枯渇の直面しても日本が繁栄する理由なのです。



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Lean Manufacturing Training - Back to the Basics
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How leadership styles affect business process improvement
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Motivation in the workplace - Key to successful lean management
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Manufacturing Business Software
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Business Process Improvement - Adopt the strengths of The Toyota Way
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Total Productive Maintenance - A pillar of The Toyota Production System
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Lean Construction Insights from Toyota Homes
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Theory of Constraints - The Toyota Way Style
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Lean Manufacturing Principles - lean management basics
Lean manufacturing principles, the basics of lean management- the Japanese method of process improvement
How the Toyota Way has evolved since 2000.
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Continuous Improvement Process – Increase lean production through employee engag
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Lean office & The Fixed Number Assumption
Koji Suzuki`s view on the starting point for effective lean office management.
Total Quality Management
The Japanese system of total quality management to create higher profits, increase customer satisfaction and employee motivation
Total Quality Control - a thought revolution in management
The principles behind Total Quality Control created the capacity for Japan`s rapid industrialization, find out how.
Toyota Production System (TPS) - a model of manufacturing process improvement
Toyota Production System basics - Just in time manufacturing, lean kaizen, jidoka and preventative maintenance - the basis of Toyota`s success
Lean 5s - an essential process improvement tool.
Lean 5s, a Japanese cost reduction technique. It works!
5s implementation - doing it right can save you money and time
A great Case Study & 5s Implementation tips from experts in lean manufacturing.
Process Improvement Japan`s members only page
Process Improvement Japan`s members only page for global management training
Motivation theory on employee engagement & process Improvement
Employee engagement is a complex issue. Here you`ll find our motivation theory on how to engage employees in the process.
The 5s Red Tag - One of the useful lean office & lean manufacturing tools.
A convenient lean 5s tool, the 5s red tag helps to identify unnecessary items. SPECIAL OFFER! Download your free 5s red tag here.
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