Join a small group of lean leaders in Kentucky for a series of exclusive workshops and factory visits, including a behind-the-scenes interactive “walking tour” of the largest Toyota plant in North America.
Participants are hand-picked and individually vetted by Manufacturing Leaders, enabling an open exchange of practice amongst attendees.
INDEPENDENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
We exclude all sponsors and salespeople. All dialogue remains strictly confidential, so attendees can speak openly without risk of later citation.
BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS
Explore the locations of leading companies; observing how supply chain innovations work in a range of industries with overwhelming success.
We take time to reflect on what we’ve seen after each visit; benchmarking, sharing ideas, and developing action points.
Develop actionable takeaways and pressure test your ideas amongst peers from major global brands.
Get input from leading experts on how to apply what you have learnt to make your own lean program more successful.
"Great content with a high degree of application. Hands-on working examples from a variety of successful organizations."
"Excellent opportunity to learn, benchmark and collaborate with peers. Real discussions without
"Excellent, well organized, infusion of best practices & cutting-edge examples. Very interesting group discussions with inspiring content."
Tuesday September 18th
Introductions and Orientation
Lean Leadership System
Group exercise 'Confirm True North'.
From Cost Reduction to Sustainable Results
An interactive session preparing for the Toyota benchmarking tour.
Exclusive Walking Tour of Toyota
A unique behind-the-scenes and interactive factory floor tour of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.
Group Debrief of Tour
Wednesday September 19th
Lean Work System: Process
Identify the “current state” of lean culture and gaps in your organization.
Kata Group Exercise
Iterate toward the target condition.
Lean Development System: People
Attract, select, on-board and engage.
Lean Management System: Problem Solving
Developing employee engagement and alignment.
Tour of the Woodford Reserve
Bourbon Whisky Distillery & Dinner.
Thursday September 20th
Walking Plant Tour of Toyota Supplier
Discussion with Plant Management of implementing Lean in a “non-Toyota” setting.
Case Example of Sustainable Culture
A critical review of best practices as well as the failures of the past.
KPIs, Metrics and Measuring Your Impact
Examples from different industries of how to measure and demonstrate your impact.
Developing the Way Forward
“Very informative! A clear message was delivered and tours complimented the classroom content well.”
"The best session I've ever had - very impactful, full and rewarding!"
"The presentations and discussions get to the heart of the issues and give you clear and actionable direction."
Who will be leading the course?
Executive Director of CQPO and former Executive at Toyota
Mike is Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO), an organization developed in 1999 as a vision of Toyota Motor Manufacturing to share Lean Quality philosophy and human resource practices with education, business, and community organizations.
CQPO’s current projects with Toyota include new hire selection and training process, Team Leader and Group Leader post-promotion training, Quality Circle Leader and Manager training, and Global Problem Solving for all levels. Prior to CQPO, Mike was a corporate leader at Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Georgetown plant (in both human resources and manufacturing) for 13 years.
Go on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant of Toyota. With a total investment of $5.9 billion dollars and 7,000 employees, this is the largest Toyota plant in North America.
HILTON LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN
Overlooking Lexington’s Triangle Park with its cascading fountains, the Hilton Lexington/Downtown hotel is connected via skywalk to The Lexington Center, with easy access to Rupp Arena, Lexington Convention Center, shops at Lexington Center and the Shoppes at Victorian Square.
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