Process Improvement & Mastering Influence

                   The Foundations of Excellence

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

 Online Coaching & Training                                                                                                 Process Improvement in preparation for automation & A.I                                       High Performance Team Building Workshops                                                                 Continuous Professional Development Programs                                                                                                                          

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Our Approach

As the pressure intensifies to increase automation and incorporate the value of artificial intelligence within organisations, many teams are making a grave mistake:   You cannot automate exisiting processes without ensuring that they are already optimised.  Teams must review and re-engineer current processes for improvements - especially if automation can streamline it down the track.  

The value of automation is to augment, not replace current processes.  Automation is designed to leverage existing processes and data.  If your current processes are inefficient and your data is a mess, automation and artificial intelligence will become a recipe for chaos. 

At Process Improvement Japan, we break down Japan`s infamously effective and efficient business process improvement 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 efficiency, innovation and creativity whilst ensuring quality and smooth flow of operations.  From this launchpad, your drive towards automation and artificial intelligence will accelerate, rather than be a threat to your bottom line.  The added benefit is reduced friction within teams and departments as change and innovation occurs.  

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

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 team members 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. It 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。



Process Improvement - Learn at the Source

Japan Study Tours 2019 
Join us in Nagoya, Japan for our Executive Lean Leadership Training Course. Consult with experts in the field at Toyota Group companies as well as other innovative industries. Aquire the tools and receive coaching  to ensure innovative and sustainable change within your organization.  Private tours available. Please enquire for details. 

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