Study Mission to Japan
21-27 October 2018: Nagoya, Japan
We are pleased to announce the CII IQ Study Mission to Japan to be organized from 21st to 27th October 2018. The Study Mission will help Indian companies to learn and experience by seeing the TPM and TQM Principles in actual practice followed by some of the world class companies on their shop floor in Japan. Participants will also get the opportunity to visit the 2-day Karakuri Kaizen exhibition organized by Japan Institute of Planned Maintenance (JIPM). We are writing to cordially invite you to join us at this Study Mission to Japan during 21-27 October 2018. You may also nominate your colleagues to join us at this Mission.
The Study Mission:
As you are well aware, the practice of TPM/TQM as means to achieve high performance in production by eliminating waste & enhancing competitiveness, which has gained much attention around the world. To achieve future growth and to realize high quality and low cost production performance, many companies in India are applying TPM and TQM tools in their shop floors. “Seeing is believing” is the slogan of this Study Mission. TPM has been the proven tool and is being adopted by more and more Indian companies to achieve their manufacturing excellence. To be on the top of manufacturing, we need to achieve high quality with low cost for which TPM is the answer.
The objective of this Study Mission is to learn and observe first-hand TPM and TQM methodologies adopted and implemented by world class Japanese companies. These methodologies have been commonly used for Japanese manufacturing sector and made great contribution of its competitiveness for more than 65 years. During the visits to the world class Japanese companies, we will see the philosophy, the tools and systems of TPM and TQM Production System in action. The companies that we will visit have integrated the management philosophies into their continuous day-to-day improvement.
Strong Take Away Points of the Mission:
Aichi Machine Industry Co Ltd. (http://www.aichikikai.co.jp/en/company/ )
Aichi Machine has been engaged in the development and manufacturing of automobile engines and transmissions and its products have become the favorites of many customers. The company also into manufacturing of automobile transmission, auto parts, machine tools, etc. Its major customers include Nissan, Renault, Suzuki Motor, Yazunaga Corp., GKN etc. Aichi Machine has been engaged and implemented TPM for more than a decade.
Daiwa Kasei Industry Co. Ltd ( http://daiwa-kasei.co.jp/en/company/#head )
As a corporation based in Aichi Prefecture, the manufacturing center of Japan, Daiwa Kasei serves as the driving force for world-leading domestic automotive manufacturers. They manufacture products in the specialized field of plastic fasteners for automobiles. The company constantly pursue ease-of-use and conduct development for even better products. This company is a best example for Karakuri Kaizen implementation. It has won many prestigious awards including the TPM Award for Special Prize.
Toyota Motor Corporation/Toyota Museum (http://www.toyota-global.com/company/profile/ )
Toyota today manufactures a diverse line-up of vehicles all over the globe. As an innovative leader, Toyota is well-known for its management philosophy and the world's first mass-market hybrids. Regardless of the decade and technological innovation, Toyota remains true to the principles set forth by its key leaders.
This visit will also cover the Toyota Museum which was set up in 1989. The main exhibits at the Toyota Automobile Museum are about 140 vehicles from around the world. The purpose of the Museum is to present the history of the automobile in a more approachable manner, and to show how the interaction between Japanese and foreign carmakers stimulated and accelerated the evolution of the auto industry throughout the world.
Karakuri Kaizen Exhibition
We will also have the golden opportunity to visit the world famous Karakuri Kaizen Exhibition scheduled for 25-26 October 2018 at Nagoya, Japan. Karakuri Kaizen Exhibition attracts visitors from across the world.
The Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance held the first Karakuri Kaizen Exhibition in 1994. Over the years this exhibition has grown bigger and has been attended by numerous visitors. At this exhibition, people who worked at actual manufacturing sites introduces and display models as well as actual examples of how low-cost automation (LCA) improvements developed themselves, by improving their technologies and skills, to address the problems they face in their own work (work efficiency impediments, quality defects, negative workplace environment factors, etc.).
This year, the exhibition will feature numerous examples of unique ideas and improvements of participating companies.
Sight-seeing opportunity including Nagoya Castle.
Who Should Attend:
This is a Mission for people who intend to make a difference at their own plants when they return to their own company. The Mission is meant for:
- CEOs/MDs/Presidents/VPs/GMs and Directors
- Plant / Factory / Works Managers and Heads
- Factory Supervisors / Team Leaders /TPM and TQM Heads and Managers
- Engineering Managers and Engineers
- Manufacturing / Industrial Engineers / Heads
- Continuous improvement Coordinators