Jan 9th 2014

Manufacturers Monthly – Tour Report for November 2013

In November, Shinka Management, in conjunction with the Australian Industry Group, conducted a lean manufacturing study tour of Japan. The tour provided Australian industry leaders with first-hand experience of world-class lean implementation in a country renowned for its productivity, quality and safety levels.

Lean manufacturing is a production philosophy that has evolved out of practices made famous by Japanese industry over the past several decades. During the week-long study tour, participants learned about the implementation of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement practices in some of Japan’s top companies.

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