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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Toyota president gives special speech in Tokyo

Toyota president Akio Toyoda just gave an inspirational speech together with Miami Marlins Ichiro at the VIP/media only part of the Tokyo Motor Show. David Chao was watching the special presentation just a few feet away during their amazing speech in which they talked about life and struggles and dreams. Only Mr. Toyoda could give such life lifting speech and inspire people in this fashion.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Beautiful Japan

David Chao is already in Japan getting ready to launch the Japan Lean Tour this weekend. In the mean time, he captures some beautiful elements of Japan. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Lean Sensei Japan Lean Tour is only two weeks away!

Our Japan Lean Benchmarking Tour is the most popular Lean Tour we offer and Lean Sensei is the only organization in the world that includes a trip to Japan as part of the Lean curriculum. So far we have taken more than 600 participants to Japan. 

Japan is a country like no other in the world. It built its economic power through manufacturing over the past several decades, earning a reputation around the world as the “Lean Specialist.” Even though many Lean best practices can be found throughout North America, truly serious Lean practitioners still find that Japan is the only place that showcases Lean implementation in its purest form. Lean principles permeate every aspect of daily life in Japan and are not limited to production or engineering environments. People who travel to Japan are fascinated and surprised by the fact that even places like restaurants and gas stations utilize Lean principles in creative ways. It is difficult to truly appreciate the impact of Lean thinking until you have seen and experienced Japan hands-on.

The program is intentionally designed to provide both educational and cultural exposure to Japan through various plant tours and historical sites. Tours are arranged with such big hitters as Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi, but also with smaller players that can showcase different levels of Lean implementation. Participants will also be able to experience Japanese culture and have the opportunity to do some sightseeing. 

Your tour hosts David Chao and Jake Cameron are both bilingual, fluent in both English and Japanese. They will provide translating services to ensure that the nuances of Lean are not lost in translation and also provide cultural and lean insights throughout the trip.

Please check out this video to learn more about our Japan Lean Tour!

For more information, please contact us at or 604-264-1000.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Greenbelt Service 2 Fall Kicked-off!

This week we kicked-off our second Greenbelt Service group. We had a lot of fun activities such as egg dropping, mix & match game, LSI Cafe, Value Stream Mapping, etc. Today our participants are doing on-site training at the hosting company. Good luck with the Kaizen!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Executive Strategy and Assessment Program at a biotech firm

See what the Executive Strategy and Assessment team have been up to this week at a biotech firm! Team building exercises and Lean strategy games are in full swing!