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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Japan Lean Tour - 3 days before the earthquake

On Tuesday March 8th, our Japan Lean Tour participants continued its second day of the program with a mixture of business visits and cultural learning.  Our first order of the day was a visit to Toyota Logistics and Forklift, one of the most advanced logistics companies in the world.  Toyota L&F has capability beyond your imagination when it comes to creating, designing, and implementing a lean logistics system. They are primarily Japan-focused in terms of customers but of course they also sell and service Toyota forklifts world-wide.  We learned a variety of topics such as kanban, inventory management, and lean delivery system.

As photos were not allowed to be taken, I've provided some photos from their website below:

After the visit there, the program members had a chance to visit Tokyo museum to understand its history and culture.

The day ended with a short visit to Asakusa, where we can see the true traditions of Japanese.

The entire set of photos can be found here:

Japan Tue Mar 8, 2011

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