Japan’s KAIZEN Strategy
KAIZEN is one of the most important key word
for Japan’s modernization and world leading industries.
KAIZEN is the Japanese word for “improvement”. In business, KAIZEN refers to activities
that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the
workers on site. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross
organizational boundaries into the supply chain.
We offer to introduce KAIZEN strategy proceeded in Kitakyushu.
Model of the tour
・Lecture of KAIZEN Strategy in Japan
Lecturer : Masa Kondo, managing director of Japan KYUSHU Tourist
(have expertise and experience in the technical field)
Venue : Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery
To be selected from the following.
Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal / Yawata Works
Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu in 1901.
Now, becoming the best steel maker with World-leading capabiities. Process of steel
making can be learned to visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.
World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing company established in Kitakyushu
in 1915. The robots are heavy duty industrial robots used in welding, packing, assembly,
painting and other activities. Robot manufacturing factory and Yaskawa Innovation Center
can be visited.
The world’s largest toilet manufacturer established in Kitakyushu in 1917. The company is
well-known in Washlet which is an innovative toilet seat that features an integrated bidet.
The sanitary ware manufacturing factory and TOTO Museum can be visited.
The roots of NISSAN is Tobata Casting funded in Kitakyushu in 1911. The factory was
commenced operation in 1975. Now TEANA, X-TRAIL ROGUE, SERENA and MURANO
are being manufactured. The process from assembly of the parts to final products
can be seen.
Established in 1991, 100% shareholder of Toyota Motor.
Major manufactured car is Lexus, and annual production volume is 430,000 cars.
Assembly line and Inspection line are visited at the factory tour.