Pacific Dreams, Inc. ,Business Consulting - seminars

By: Pacific Dreams  12/08/2011

"Seminar for CEO, COO, Directors and Managers, Team Leaders, Supervisors and HR Professiona"

Date: November 17, 2011 (Thursday) 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Place: OMEP conference room
12909 SW 68th Parkway, Ste. 140, Portland OR 97223
Phone: (503) 406-3770

Fee: $125.00
(If three or more people attend from the same organization
a discount of 10% per person applies. Fees are non-refundable if cancelled
48 hours or less before seminar. $25.00 cancellation fee is required.)

<Presentation Description>

This presentation introduces managers and supervisors in the organization to the concept of Kaizen that were developed in the Japanese manufacturing industries. We will explore where Kaizen concepts came from based on the roots of interdependency and mutual cooperation in the Japanese culture. By examining US and Japanese cultural elements, including discipline, education system and teamwork in the workplace, we will see the clear cultural connection between the two nations.

Kaizen concepts have been adapted in the Japanese manufacturing industries after WWII and implemented on the actual shop floor. Kaizen concepts have allowed employees to become much more productive and proactive. Mr. Taichi Ohno created and established Toyota Production System (TPS) for Toyota Motor Co. During the 1980's Kaizen concepts were introduced to the US by MIT researchers, and they called all the concepts and methods LEAN. Today, Kaizen is not just for manufacturing, it is for anyone in the business sector who wants to improve their process and quality, and eliminate non-value added activities in the workplace.

<Presentation Outline>

  1. Historical and Cultural Comparison between the US Concepts and Japanese Kaizen Concepts
  2. Dr. Deming's Impact on Japanese Industries after WWII
  3. Taichi Ohno as Mr. TPS (Toyota Production System)
  4. LEAN Manufacturing in the US in the 1990's
  5. Suggestions for Continuous Improvement Practices

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