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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Final day with Toyota and Denso

LSI's Japan Lean Program ended Friday with an important visit to Toyota's renowned Motomachi factory and Toyota's largest supplier, Denso Corporation.  The Motomachi factory is the "mother plant" for many plants around the world, and therefore Toyota employees are often sent there to be trained.  The massive global training center is located beside the Motomachi factory.  Everything from kanban to visual boards were observed during the two-hour visit, and the participants all felt that they "achieved a milestone" by visiting a Toyota plant at Toyota City.  We also visited the Toyota Kaikan (pavillion) where we watched the Toyota robot play a trumpet.

For a glimpse of the Japan Lean Tour program, watch our short overview video:

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