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Come and experience for yourself, the birthplace of Lean.
OCT 8th-14th | JAPAN
Honsha.org Executive Development Mission October 2017 - GoLeanSixSigma.com

The October 2017 Executive Development Mission aims to bring leaders to the next level of lean thinking by showing the role of culture awareness. Guests will understand the pure principles of Kaizen directly from Gemba observations at Toyota and other Japanese organizations.

The Toyota Production System is considered to be the final production control method, which has led Toyota Motors to be the most competitive motor company in the world. Every company in the world today is interested in whether to implement the Toyota Production System to their system. We organized the Executive Development Mission, to see the current status of its place of birth, at Toyota Motors.

We offer seminars, on-site Kaizen training, and what’s more, a factory tour at the world-leading facility for structure and management of the Toyota Production System.

See how Toyota produces high quality automobiles. Multiple vehicle models are manufactured on a single production line to promptly respond to customer needs. With a guided tour, visitors can see how body parts are welded onto a vehicle body and parts are assembled to form a complete vehicle.

As many as 4000 exhibition pieces – dynamic displays of original equipment, actual demonstrations by operators, instructive videos, and more. The exhibitions provide an easy-to-understand introduction to the concept of making things. Experience making things first hand and discover the wonders of spirit of the being studious and creative.

Why Attend?

Insider View

Have an insider view of a Japanese Toyota plant, the birthplace of lean

Lean Simulations

Spend a day at the Dojo immersed in lean simulations and open discussions with former Toyota executives

Professional Guidance

Be guided by experienced Toyota trained professionals during your weeklong mission

Core Concepts

Visit the origins of lean and understand the core concepts that can only be seen at the Toyota Kaikan and Toyota Tech Museum

Cultural Tools

Choose to extend your study trip with a cultural tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nara


  • Training by Consultants with a Toyota Motors Background
  • Seminars and Kaizen Training
  • Case Examples
  • Gemba Walks
  • Small guided groups of approximately 20 participants to lead to substantial output
  • Daily group discussions and reflection


  • To study the background and structure of Toyota Production System
  • To analyze and solve any problems participant’s may have together
  • To have a tour of the world’s highest level factory
  • To learn about Japanese culture and the background of the Toyota Production System
  • To allow for communication between fellow seminar members


OCTOBER 8th - 14th

Included in the cost:

  • All breakfasts*
  • Land transportation
  • Learning material
  • Hotel
  • Dojo training
  • Reception dinner and ceremonial lunch


There are some minimum requirements to get maximum performance on your mission.

  • Leadership role
  • Fluent English

Information on the Toyota book and the TPS article will be provided immediately upon your registration has been confirmed.

For those needing to pay in installments the following schedule applies:

  • Confirmation fee (Due registration – 50%) – $4200
  • Final installment (100%) – $4200 by Sept 27th

*Cancellation policy: 100% refund for cancellations done 90 days prior to event. Cancellations done up to 45 days to the event will be refunded 50% and within less than 45 days of the event will be refunded 30% of the total amount.

Package Details

Your mission fees cover six nights of hotel accommodations, all factory tours and seminars, seminar material, certificate, interpreter fees, museum tickets, meals (All Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners are included in the price. The other 3 Dinner times will be free to do as you wish. 1 Lunch will be at a Shrine where you will have time to explore on your own.). All internal Japan transportation is also included. The fees DO NOT COVER airfare to and from the event.


Please note that the agenda begins at Nagoya Airport and ends in Tokyo. Participants will be responsible for getting themselves to the Nagoya airport on Oct, 8. Check with your travel agent about whether flights that arrive on the 7th might be more economical.


4 Lunches and 3 Dinners are included in the price. The other 3 Dinner times will be free to do as you wish. 1 Lunch will be at a Shrine where you will have time to explore on your own.


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