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26th Feb 2016

2016 Lean Masterclass


Lean programmes rewarded with effort

DSC_4679Firms throughout New Zealand continue to seek efficiency improvements through Lean Thinking, but studies have shown that many such efforts will fall short.

That failure will have nothing to do with the validity of Lean Thinking as a concept.… Read more

29th May 2015
18th May 2015

Let the Tour begin

Participants from New Zealand, Australia and Europe have now arrived in Tokyo for the Lean Tour of Japan.

Today has been a little acclimatization to Japanese culture, and a visit to Ginza and the Imperial Palace. Tonight we officially commenced the tour with formal introductions, lessons in Japanese etiquette, and our welcome dinner at a small local restaurant.… Read more

13th May 2015

Only produce what you need

To be great in business, only produce what you need and stop if there is a problem, says one of the world’s leading trainers of lean management, Akinori Hyodo, President of one of Toyota’s Training facilities in Japan.

He recently presented a two-day Lean Masterclass in Auckland sharing the philosophies and tools of lean management, based on the Toyota Production System – long recognised as one of the most efficient and productive management systems on earth.… Read more

12th May 2015

Lean Master Class Report

Lean Master Class an outstanding success

The two-day Master Class in Lean Thinking, led by Akinori Hyodo, one of the world’s leading trainers of lean management, was an outstanding success according to the 43 delegates who attended.

Representing a wide cross section of companies and organisations, this was a first-time opportunity to attend a Lean Master Class in New Zealand delivered by such a reputable Sensei as Akinori Hyodo.… Read more