A training tour to understand the points to Kaizen in your factory
It is a TPS study tour to and from Fukuoka Prefecture in Kyushu.
Sightseeing : Usuki Citiy and Beppu City.
About TPS Seminar
- To Study the Background and Structure of Toyota Production System.
- Divide into groups and assemble the bicycle.
- This seminar was created to learn the essence of TPS through practice, even in places that are not TPS training centers.
About TPS(Toyota Production System)
TPS is an integrated production-technical system, developed by Toyota, that comprises its management philosophy and practices.
The system is a major precursor of the more generic “lean manufacturing”.
Taiichi Ohno and Eiji Toyoda, Japanese industrial engineers, developed the system between 1948 and 1975.
- Lean and TPS
The lean production method was born from TPS, so TPS and Lean are almost the same, but please understand the difference in historical background and consider the introduction method that suits your company.
TPS – Do you really understand what is waste? –
The basic philosophy of TPS(Toyota production system) is the reduce the manufacturing costs by removing complete all unnecessary (waste).
There are two basic ideas.
“jidoka” is not just automation.
“jidoka” (which can be loosely translated as “automation with a human touch”), as when a problem occurs, the equipment stops immediately, preventing defective products from being produced.
Avoid making defective products, rather than finding defective products by inspection.
Making only “what is needed, when it is needed, and in the amount needed”
Just-in-Time is a production method that responds to diversifying consumer needs. Even in small-lot production of many kinds, work in process can be eliminated, and production can be performed with less cost and in shorter time.
Etymology of Just-in-time
A word from Toyota Motor’s founder Kiichiro Toyoda: “Car parts are best collected just in time.”
About factory interpretation
We provide interpreters with knowledge of factory Kaizen.
Recommended for people like this
Have wanting a factory tour.
Have planning an incentive tour.
※ The handling fee for refund will be paid by the customer.
※ If the number of people in the hotel room or the room type changes due to a reduction in the number of participants, additional charges will be required.
Person in charge
Dates & Price
Tour Code: K29-3d
Welcome to Japan
Arrive at Fukuoka Airport.
We are waiting for you at Fukuoka Airport.
Overnight: Fukuoka | Dinner
Overnight: Fukuoka | Breakfast and lunch
There are many factories worth visiting in and around Fukuoka Prefecture. Visit charter buses with efficient interpreters.
About The Deming Prize
The jp-expert factory tour prefers to visit factories of Deming Prize winning companies.
The Deming Prize is the one of the highest awards on TQM in the world.
The Deming Prize that is given to organizations, has exerted an immeasurable influence on the development of quality control/management in Japan.
You will be able to learn the basics of quality management (TQM) in Japan, especially in the automotive industry. A high level of TQM and TPS is the company’s strength not only for set manufacturers but also for its suppliers. (Of course, you can learn from companies other than the automotive industry.)
Overnight: Fukuoka | Breakfast and lunch
Departure from hotel to Oita prefecture.
We visit two factories and places to visit in one day.
Overnight: Oita | Breakfast,lunch and Dinner
Beppu is one of the most famous Onsen towns in Japan. Beppu ranks first in gush volume in Japan and is in a high place in the world in the number of sources and the variety of chemical properties. ‘Jiguku Meguri (The Tour of Hell)’ is the highlight of sightseeing in Beppu Onsen.
Usuki in Oita Prefecture is a former castle town and Samurai district is located in the centre of city.
Usuki is famous for its Usuki Stone Buddha.
It said the Stone Buddha statues were carved out of cliff rocks around 12th century.
Overnight: Fukuoka or Oita | Breakfast,lunch and Dinner
We will send you to the airport where you leave.
Fukuoka City is a bustling center of politics, economy, culture and fashion in Kyushu. It takes 5 minutes by subway from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Station.
In the 2015 edition of MONOCLE magazine, it has also won the second place in the “Living City Ranking” Asia. It takes place every July and has a tradition of more than 770 years. “Hakata Gion Yamakasa” and “Hakata Dontaku” in May, Fukuoka citizens like large festivals!
That was way beyond my imagination.
Plastic manufacturingUSA 15 people
Second visit to Japan. I was looking for a factory tour that I could not find in Nagoya. The seminar may be a little short in one day. The factory is a bit small, but it is a great example of improvement and it's great to share this experience with everyone. Fukuoka Prefecture is close to the airport and the city, and the hotel rooms are large. I think it is a good city that represents Japan. Also, sightseeing in Oita prefecture was better for me than Kyoto. That was way beyond my imagination.