Get our Monthly Newsletter!

Study Tour

Japan Study Tour


December 2-7, 2017


Overview

As a participant of the Shingo Study Tour to Japan, you will see and experience first-hand what is at the heart of the lean business model through a series of plant tours, workshops and peer networking.

The tour begins with an overview of the Shingo Model™ and a cultural background session so you can understand the context within which the companies you visit operate as well as how best to conduct yourself in your new surroundings.

We then give you an inside look at world-class companies and allow you to meet the leaders that have catalyzed lean transformations of their own. Our tour hosts will keep you engaged and challenged as you debrief after each visit and define key takeaways that you can apply to your organization’s efforts. You will see the tools and systems of operational excellence in action – you will visit companies that demonstrate excellence in the fundamentals such as 5S, visual management, problem solving, standardized work, quality at the source, safety, continuous flow, intelligent automation and much more.

Always invited to join us are guest hosts, often Shingo Research Award recipients, that will be available to engage in intellectually stimulating dialogues throughout the week and conduct a seminar on their work as experts in the field of continuous improvement.

**WE ALSO OFFER private study tours for groups of 12 or more in the U.S.A, Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, and Denmark. The agenda can be customized by your organization. All tours include site visits to Shingo recipient companies as well as instruction from the Shingo Institute staff. For more information, please contact Mary Price, mary.price@usu.edu, 435.797.3785.


Pricing

$9,500 USD - Price includes hotel, plant visits, the Shingo Executive Overview, trains and buses in Nagoya and Tokyo, extended time with tour guides and Shingo Institute instructors, translators and some meals.

The tour will start early Saturday morning (Dec 2nd) and end late Thursday evening (Dec 7th).


Day 1 - Overview
7:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 12:30 Shingo Executive Overview
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Tour of Nagoya Castle
16:00 Free time: Dinner on your own
Day 2 - Dojo
6:00 - 7:00 Breakfast
7:00 - 8:00 Travel to the Dojo center
8:00 - 15:00 TPS Dojo Workshop (Lunch Included)
15:00 - 16:30 Seminar by Zenji Kosaka
17:30 Free time: Dinner on your own
Day 3 - Tours
7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast at Marriott
8:30 - 9:30 Travel to Kyowa
9:30 - 11:30 Kyowa Nagahama Plant
11:30 - 14:00 Travel to TMC; Lunch on your own
14:00 - 16:00 TMC plant - Motomachi Plant
16:00 - 17:00 Travel to hotel
17:00 Free time: dinner on own
Day 4 - Tours
6:30 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 Seminar by Gerhard Plennert
10:00 - 12:00 Seminar by Ritsuo Shingo
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch on your own
13:00 - 14:00 Travel to AVEX
14:00 - 16:00 AVEX - Tado Plant
16:00 - 17:00 Travel back to Nagoya, Debrief
17:00 Free time: Dinner on your own
Day 5 - Tours
6:30 - 7:30 Breakfast and Check-out
7:30 - 9:00 Travel to Mifune
9:00 - 10:30 Mifune
10:30 - 12:00 Travel to train station, Lunch on your own
12:00 - 13:45 Travel by Shinkansen to Tokyo
13:45 - 15:00 Travel to Yaskawa
15:00 - 17:00 Yaskawa Electric Corporation - Iruma Plant
17:00 - 19:00 Travel to hotel
19:00 Free time: Dinner on your own
Day 6 - Closing
6:30 - 7:30 Breakfast
7:30 - 9:00 Travel to Misawa
9:00 - 11:00 Misawa Home
11:00 - 14:00 Travel to Nissan, Lunch on your own
14:00 - 16:00 Nissan - Yokohama Plant
16:00 - 17:00 Return to Hotel
17:00 - 19:00 Free Time
19:00 Closing Dinner hosted by The Shingo Institute

Seem like the right fit for you?