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June 2013 Study Tour - TPS management systems across industries
April 04, 2013

Process Improvement Japan

In This Issue:

1) The dangers of fixed assumptions in business

2) Japan Study Tour June 17 - 21, 2013 offers a cross industry look at the Toyota management system in practice

The Dangers of Fixed Assumptions in Business

An efficient office saves money and minimizes the risk of costly errors. One challenge to overcome is the deeply rooted concept of fixed numbers. For instance: A department has consisted of 10 people. If one person quits or is transferred, many people believe a substitute for the person is required.

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Japan Study Tour June 17 - 21, 2013
Cross-Industry view of Toyota Management Systems & Strategies

This is a special tour investigating how the Toyota management systems and strategies are implemented across industries. Not only will we visit Toyota Group manufacturing companies but Toyota Home Construction Corporation and Japan Rail. We`ve also added a special visit to a food production site. Experts in the field will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the trip.

Process Improvement Japan is proud to offer tailor made training and plant tours with exclusive access to Toyota Group holdings. "We ensure that the needs of participants are attended to at the highest possible standard," says Kozo Sakano, Co-Director of Process Improvement Japan.

For more information on Process Improvement Japan`s training programs, click here.

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Sakano & Angela,

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